Imagine an end to pavement parking in Wales

Everyone should be able to rely on pavements that are safe and clear. And yet obstructions caused by pavement parking continue to be a menace particularly for older adults and disabled people.

So it is great news that Welsh Government is investigating ways to clamp down on pavement parking in Wales.

Tell us how pavement parking affects you

Pavement parking

In Scotland


Using its devolved powers, Scotland is already close to achieving a nationwide ban on pavement parking.

Find out more about where the campaign is in Scotland.


Ban pavement parking in Scotland

In England


The Transport Select Committee has launched an inquiry into pavement parking in England.

More than 4,000 Living Streets supporters have contributed to our submission - watch video of this now on our campaign page.


How your stories made the case against pavement parking

Ban pavement parking in England

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.