Pavement Parking is unsafe, unfair and illegal.
It can force people onto the road and increases the risk of accidents.
Pavement Parking in Scotland
Parking on the pavement affects people daily. It can force people onto the road and increases the risk of accidents. It is especially difficult for disabled people, parents with children and people with limited mobility to get past a parked vehicle. Parking safely in a designated space can help keep the pavements accessible for all.
- It is illegal to park on the pavement and at dropped kerbs, and to double park.
- Even if you think you’ve left enough space or won’t be there for long, pavement parking risks harm to people who use the pavement.
- There are exemptions. In some cases it may be necessary to park on the pavement, for example if you are a medical professional. Local authorities will also designate certain areas where parking on the pavement is permitted, which will be clearly marked.
Pavement parking makes me frustrated. It’s just very tiring trying to navigate around parked cars. And not just for me, but for others – people in wheelchairs, people pushing buggies.
Once you’re on the road, of course, you’re more vulnerable, especially if the traffic is coming up behind me.
Avoid the pavement. Avoid the fine. Spread the word.
If you park safely, it helps others – and you avoid a fine. So, let’s spread the word that it is illegal to park on the pavement in Scotland:
- Share the news with friends, family and work colleagues.
- Look out for people who may be affected by pavement parking.
- Help support the campaign by downloading the Pavement Parking campaign pack including digital assets for your website and social media.