A report on the Improving Parking in Scotland public consultation, which took place between March and June 2017, has been released (May 2018).

The report considers the views of stakeholders and individuals who answered a series of questions on how to tackle pavement parking and double parking.

83 per cent of people support new legislation to tackle inconsiderate parking, including footway parking, with nearly 70 per cent of respondents having experienced problems on a daily basis.

Stuart Hay, Director, Living Streets Scotland said:

“It’s horrendous that the vast majority of people in Scotland have problems with footway parking on a daily basis. Our own research, released for Walk to School Week, found that one in ten parents are put off walking their child to school because of people parking on the pavement. It comes as no surprise that 83 per cent of people support an all out ban on footway parking.

“New legislation which makes it possible for people to enjoy our streets and walk more of our everyday journeys can’t come soon enough. It will bring relief from this selfish and anti-social behaviour to vulnerable pedestrians.

“It will be vital that legislation is backed up with a strategy for enforcement and a high profile publicity campaign."