We did it!
Scotland bans pavement parking
Scotland made history on 10 October 2019 by introducing a nationwide ban on pavement parking.
The ban is the culmination of over a decade of campaigning by Living Streets Scotland and disablity charities - and is thanks to your support.
It means that people in wheelchairs, parents with pushchairs and older adults who are currently forced into oncoming traffic when faced with vehicles blocking their path will now be able to enjoy a new freedom.
It also stands to offer huge savings to cash-strapped councils currently faced with fixing footways damaged by vehicles parking on them.
We remain concerned that a 20-minute exemption for delivery vehicles has survived the final debate. We will be working with Scottish Government on guidelines to ensure that this ban is implemented effectively - watch this space.
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.