footway parking ban

THE Scottish Parliament has passed a bill to implement a country wide footway parking ban.

Stuart Hay, director, Living Streets Scotland commented:

‘People 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 charged with fixing footways damaged by vehicles parking on them.

Ahead of the debate in Holyrood the charity urged MSPs to remove a clause which would see a blanket 20 minute exemption for delivery vehicles, believing it would make the ban more difficult to enforce. This clause was not removed following the debate.

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