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17 Oct 2010

Asda At It Again: Endangering Pedestrians

These pictures were taken in the last month:
15 October:

27 September:

20 September:

Brent Greens took on Asda in a high-profile two year campaign to put a stop to their lorries endangering pedestrians outside their Wembley Store. This culminated in a victory in April 2009 (Harrow Times). Asda redesigned their loading bay at some cost, erected notices for waiting drivers not to block the drop kerb pedestrian crossing and made a public apology.

However, we have witnessed the return of lorries blocking pedestrian footways and bus stops, in clear violation of traffic regulations.

Shahrar Ali, Brent Green Party spokesperson for environment and planning said: "Brent Greens were determined to put a stop to Asda endangering pedestrians in recent years. We are not prepared to have them return to their bad old ways!"

Dr Ali continued: "We have witnessed increased lorry violations in recent weeks and I have now written to Asda again. We succeeded then. We must succeed again. For the good of all law-abiding pedestrians, bus users and motorists."

You can complain to Asda using the feedback form on the following page (click on "I shop in store" even if you don't).

1 comment:

  1. Chris Hall of ASDA is speaking at the ECO transport exhibition at Earls Court 16/17/18-11-10, this is his blurb:

    Delivering Sustainable Transport in the fast moving consumer world of grocery retail distribution
    A collection of practical examples & initiatives that are driving Asda to achieve a C02 reduction level of 60% from the base-line in 2005 to 2015. Driving 'Fewer Friendlier Miles' to support a more sustainable transport solution for both the environment & share holders.

    With over 20 years experience within distribution and transportation, Chris now heads up Asda’s National Transport Team. Having been accountable for the procurement, maintenance & management of both the large commercial fleet & the Home Delivery fleet for the last 5 years, Chris is now responsible for driving transport efficiency within the Distribution network. Through enhanced collaboration with carriers & distribution centres the focus is to ensure a culture of driving ‘fewer friendlier’ miles