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Campaigner for pedestrian safety receives special award

16:53 14 July 2014

John Peacock receiving his award.jpeg

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A campaigner for safer streets for pedestrians in Norfolk has been recognised for his 17 years of service by the national Living Streets group.

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John Peacock, from Eaton, who is chairman of the Norfolk Living Streets group and Norwich Transport Action Group, said: “I’m very proud to receive the 2014 Charles Maher Award. It’s nice to know all your hard work has been appreciated over the years. I hope the award will help to strengthen our local group, which now has about 50 members, and inspire others to get involved in sustainable transport – which is the way forward.” The Charles Maher Award was created by Living Streets to commemorate long-standing member and campaigner Charles Maher, who left a significant legacy to the charity. Mr Peacock’s skill in getting pedestrian issues in the public eye was highlighted in 2007 when a document he invented, based on Highway Code rules, was distributed on pavement parking cars in South Park Avenue, Norwich. It led to a dramatic reduction in pavement parking, and resulted in the road receiving double yellow lines.

www.livingstreets.org.uk

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