Parking Offences: Pedestrian Areas

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 25 September 2023.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to tackle illegal pavement parking.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

We undertook a consultation on the options to tackle pavement parking outside London. We are currently working through the policy options and the possible legislative opportunities for delivering them and as soon as those matters are certain we will publish our formal response. I can assure you this is a priority for us and that we will announce next steps for policy as soon as possible.

The formal consultation response will be available to view at: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/managing-pavement-parking.

Under the Road Traffic Act 1984, councils outside London have the power to prohibit pavement parking by introducing local laws through Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs); and the Department looks to local authorities to use these traffic management powers where problems occur.

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