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Pavement parking: Questions and answers
Is parking a motor vehicle on a pavement legal?
Who is responsible for enforcing the law?
Where might parking on pavements be permitted?
A minority of roads, such as those with terraced housing, where there is limited off-road parking, can be considered for legalised and regulated parking on pavements. The areas where parking on pavements is permitted are indicated by signs and by white lines on the pavements.
What is special about London?
As well as the national legislation, there is an additional law in London that being parked on a pavement is illegal, whether or not the vehicle was driven on to the pavement and whether or not it is causing an obstruction. This is enforceable by councils and means that pavement parking is easier to prevent in London.
What official sources are there for the law on pavement parking?
Do we need a law "to ban pavement parking"?
Pavement parking is already illegal, so we do not need a law to ban it. Extending the law covering London to the rest of the UK so that councils can enforce the law would help, but the highest priority is to educate drivers that they should not park on pavements except where signs permit it.
What should be done about pavement parking?
Last updated: 20 Jul 2018