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Parking Offences: Pedestrian Areas

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to make it a criminal offence to park on pavements.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The police already have powers to enforce dangerous or obstructive parking wherever it occurs. They can also enforce pavement parking restrictions, where such restrictions are introduced by the few local authorities outside London who do not have civil parking enforcement powers. However, the majority of local authorities outside London, and all London councils, have taken civil enforcement powers and would themselves enforce any pavement restrictions that may apply.

In the wider context, the Department for Transport is considering the conclusions of the Transport Select Committee’s recent inquiry into pavement parking, alongside the findings of its own evidence review, and will respond to the Committee in November.

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