Scotland is one step closer to outlawing pavement parking!
The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy & Connectivity Committee has announced its endorsement of the general principles of the Transport (Scotland) Bill, including changes to pavement parking restrictions.
Under current legislation, pavement parking is not a specific offence but the bill contains provisions to prohibit it. The bill currently includes an exemption which allows business vehicles to park on the pavement "for no more than a continuous period of 20 minutes”, which the Committee has called to be removed.
How we have stood up for pedestrians in Scotland.
Footway Parking Banned in London, but rest of the country including Scotland not included in legislation
Living Streets Scotland and Guide Dogs Scotland forms the Responsible Parking Alliance bring together 20 NGOs to press for change
New responsible parking bill introduced by Joe Fitzpatrick MSP supported by 95% of consultation responses including support for action on double parking
Living Streets and Guide dogs seek legal advice on whether the Scottish Parliament has powers over parking and begin work on a draft bill for Sandra White MSP
Footway and Double Parking Bill Introduced by Sandra White. Presiding Officer confirms lack of powers to pass the bill
Scottish Parliament Local Government Committee takes evidence on the bill, hearing from organisations including Living Streets
4th Dec 2015
Scottish Government backs changes in the law and begins work on securing powers
20 Janaury 2016
Lord McAvoy tries to amend the Scotland Bill, Scotland Minister Lord Dunlop Agrees to come back with changes
8th February 2016
Local Committee Government committee backs a change in the law http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/96529.aspx
23 Feb 2016
Scotland Bill Amended by House of Lords to finally give the Scottish Parliament Powers over parking
1 March 2016
Principles of the Footway Parking Bill unanimously agreed by All MSPs but progress halts as term of parliament ends.