The beginning of the end for pavement parking in england?

The government's consultation on a nationwide pavement parking ban is now closed.

An amazing 7,455 people supported our campaign, the majority of whom then went on to complete the consultation themselves.

But our work is not done...


Pavement parking

Email your MP

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Use our online form to write to your MP and ask them to sign EDM 1168 on the dangers of pavement parking.

act now!

#BanPavementParking day of action 18 November 2020

With the Department for Transport's 22 November deadline looming, we decided to make a lot of noise on social media.

We invited people to share their views on pavement parking where they live - and posted myth-busting responses to some of the frequently asked questions we have encountered over the years.

Here's just a handful of the tweets that helped see #BanPavementParking trend on Wednesday, 18 November.

The consultation was won thanks in no small part to the 4,010 Living Streets supporters who sent us their thoughts on pavement parking in spring 2019

Then. the following June, our Policy and Research Manager, Dr Rachel Lee, went before the Transport Select Committee to give oral evidence on the impact on pedestrians of pavement parking.

In her evidence she included several of the thousands of personal testimonies we received from our supporters - the power of which was noted by members of the committee afterwards.

You can watch the session in full in our video here.

Read Rachel's blog post for the full story


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In Scotland?


We did it! Scotland has voted to introduce a nationwide ban on pavement parking.

Find out more about our successful campaign in Scotland.


Ban pavement parking in Scotland

In Wales?


Welsh Government is investigating ways to clamp down on pavement parking in Wales. And Living Streets is on the task force.

Find out about progress in Wales.


Ban pavement parking in Wales

Local action


Pavement parking. Street clutter. Electric car charging points.

We have created an action pack on each of these issues so you can get your local decision-makers on the case and raise awareness in your area.


Pavements for People

What's the problem?

  1. Why is it a problem
  2. Who is responsible for enforcing pavement parking bans?
  3. Is the government going to change the legislation on pavement parking?
  • Pavement parking is a pain for everyone, but it’s particularly an issue for those with mobility problems, parents with pushchairs and older people, who may fear leaving their homes as they feel unsafe. As well as making it difficult for people to use their streets, it can also cause substantial damage to pavements. This costs councils tens of thousands of pounds each year to repair. 

  • In most areas your local council or civil enforcement officers contracted on their behalf are responsible for enforcing pavement parking bans. 

  • In London, pavement parking is prohibited unless it says it is allowed. The government does not support changing the law to bring the rest of England, and Wales, in line with London

    However, Simon Hoare MP has tabled a second Private Members’ Bill to Parliament to extend a ban across England and Wales unless specifically exempted.