Parking Offences: Pedestrian Areas

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th February 2021.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support local councils in preventing drivers of large vehicles from parking on residential pavements to tackle (a) mobility barriers and (b) road safety issues.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The contravention of parking HGVs on footways is already subject to civil enforcement and 97% of councils have taken civil enforcement powers. Furthermore, my Department recently consulted on measures to assist councils in addressing pavement parking by other vehicles. We received over 15,000 responses and are currently analysing them to ensure we capture all views. We will publish a response to the consultation in due course.

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