Consultation launched on ‘pavement parking’

VIEWS are being sought on how local authorities should exercise powers to issue penalties to vehicle drivers who park on pavements.

A consultation has been launched by the Scottish Government agency, Transport for Scotland, concerning legislation that already grants local authorities some necessary powers.

The legislation – the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 – conferred so-called ‘primary’ powers. This consultation is about ‘secondary’ ones, to help ensure consistency of enforcement across the country.

A similar, two-stage process applied to the roll-out of Low Emission Zones in Scottish cities, the first begun on Thursday, in Glasgow, as reported here on

The consultation – here – ends on the 28th of next month. It concerns itself with pavement parking, not parking in cycle lanes.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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