A LOCAL charity has called for a "radical re-think" on transport in the Lake District.

Friends of the Lake District made the appeal after a number of incidents over the Bank Holiday Weekend where emergency vehicles were unable to attend incidents due to badly parked vehicles.

Kate Willshaw, Policy Officer at Friends of the Lake District said:“We want as many people as possible to experience the sense of ‘escape’ that the Lake District has to offer but traffic chaos is off-putting for visitors and damaging for residents and businesses within the National Park. An informed discussion on transport for the future is long overdue."

The charity is urging anyone concerned to join calls for a feasibility study to be undertaken via the National Park Partnership plan consultation.

Details of the consultation can be found on Friends of the Lake District's website.