Parking: Pedestrian Areas

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Dykes Lord Dykes Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of injuries caused by pavement parking.

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

In early 2019, the Department for Transport completed an evidence review of pavement parking in England, looking at the extent of the problem, the effectiveness of the current legislation and options for change. As part of this process, Department officials sought information from a number of local authorities on the number of personal injuries directly attributable to pavement parking. However, little data was available.

The Transport Select Committee carried out an inquiry into pavement parking in summer 2019. The Government has now responded to the committee setting out our intention to carry out a public consultation on possible solutions to this complex problem. The consultation will seek to elicit more detailed data on pavement parking-related injuries nationally.

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