To allow blind, partly sighted and disabled and all people to walk safely. Many businesses perpetually obstruct pavements and pedestrian areas.
There are many councils whom recognise the danger A-Boards pose to disabled and partial sighted and blind people and as such have banned such A Boards and pavement flags. Thus actually improving business as many people faced with obstructive signage DO NOT shop in those businesses.
The highways Act 1980 clearly states it is an offence to obstruct the highway. This includes the pavement as a pedestrian highway.
We DO NOT need A-BOARDS.......They have become modern LITTER