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PE01616: Parking Legislation


Petitioner: John S Shaw


Date Lodged: 05 October 2016

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make it an offence to park in front of a dropped kerb.

Petition History:


27 October 2016: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, COSLA, Guide Dogs Scotland, Living Streets Scotland and the Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland. Link to Official Report 27 October 2016

19 January 2017: The Committee agreed to defer consideration of the petition to a future meeting. Link to Official Report 19 January 2017

2 February 2017: The Committee agreed to defer further consideration of the petition until the Scottish Government's consultation on parking is completed. Link to Official Report 2 February 2017

26 October 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to the Official Report 26 October 2017

15 March 2018: The Committee agreed to defer further consideration of the petition until the findings of the Improving Parking in Scotland consultation have been published. Link to the Official report 2018

8 November 2018: The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee in its consideration of the Transport (Scotland) Bill, at stages 1 and 2. Link to the Official Report 2018

Written Submissions: 



I have difficulty crossing roads where parked cars have blocked the dropped kerbs and sometimes have to travel many yards to cross the road in safety.

It is getting beyond a joke where cars are being allowed to park, corners, double yellows, bus stops etc and the police turn a blind eye

Norrie Spacey

21:19 on 03 Oct 2016

i see where you are coming from as my gran is in a wheelchair and she has to go down her road just to get to a dropped down curb and even then it can some times be a way down the road before she can get to the place she has to get to but anyway i hope more people sign

kieran bryson

14:07 on 19 Sep 2016

Everyone needs to be able to cross the road easily.

Alison Marshall

18:23 on 18 Sep 2016

in St Andrews they park on the pavement even where there are double yellow lines

James Yule

11:45 on 17 Sep 2016

People should be able to cross the road easily.

Alison Marshall

11:43 on 16 Sep 2016

It's my understanding that it is illegal in Scotland to park on the pavement.

Frances Gray

14:50 on 15 Sep 2016

I have a new born baby and the trouble we find is cars parking on the pavement and you cannot get past so you need to go onto the road to get past

christopher jones

10:57 on 29 Aug 2016

I too have encountered this in and around the Dumbarton area.

Raymond Cameron

17:41 on 26 Aug 2016

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