We will improve the street environment for pedestrians by ensuring the provision of unobstructed and well protected footways (London Borough of Waltham Forest 'Green Charter')
The Green Charter is, of course, complete garbage. Footways are obstructed across the Borough in a variety of ways and this crap Council couldn't give a toss. Just one of many obstructions are shopkeepers' 'A' boards, illegally placed across the public footway. Here is just one very prominent example of this phenomenon, on Lea Bridge Road at the junction with Shernhall Street. You wouldn't want to be a blind person negotiating this collection of hazards, would you?