Pavement parking: Glasgow drivers served notice

More than 750 warning notices have been issued to Glasgow drivers parking dangerously ahead of the introduction of illegal pavement parking fines later this year, says the Glasgow Times.

The introduction of these fines could be enforced in Glasgow as early as September this year according to a report presented to members of the environment and sustainability committee this afternoon. 

During the meeting, councillors were informed that while no set date for the new rules to be implemented in the city was yet confirmed, a total of 751 warning notices had already been issued about the legislation to try and encourage people to change how they park. 

A council officer said: “We are going to be commencing enforcement as soon as possible. 

“We are going to be giving people some warning that’s about to happen as people may have been doing it [pavement parking] for some time so we think it’s only fair that we give them a warning of at least a week to allow people to adjust and adapt the new legislation.

The national ban came into force in December last year following the implementation of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 which introduced the statutory framework for a ban on pavement parking, double parking and parking at dropped kerbs.

The council must complete the following three stages before the ban can be enforced.  Stage one – audit of streets – is a study which is currently underway to identify streets where exemptions, which are assessed by the local authority and applied to an individual street, are not required.  This includes areas that are already controlled by parking restrictions and streets which meet the width requirement to allow safe passage of a fire engine when cars are parked on both sides of the street -7.5 metres.

(Pic – Scottish Green Party)


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