Make sure Scotland's ban is properly introduced
Living Streets Scotland was delighted to win a ban on pavement parking in 2019 - but now we need to act urgently if we are to prevent it being undermined before it has even been brought into effect.
Please write to the Scottish government today
The ban is on track to be implemented in 2023. Yet whilst this cannot come soon enough, Living Streets Scotland is worried that proposed guidance for local authorities could mean many streets being excluded from the ban.
This includes lots of narrow, congested residential streets, where people are more likely to park on the pavement. Instead of managing these streets better councils could be allowed simply to let pavement parking continue.
The proposed guidance is flawed and will lead to pavement parking being retained instead of taking action to make streets accessible. We must demand that it is redrafted.
Use this form to write to the government department overseeing this proposal. Our template letter outlines why it is important to introduce the ban comprehensively - and make streets safer for people, especially for disabled people, families with young children and older people.