Parking on Sidewalks Could Be Prohibited Throughout the U.K.

The United Kingdom could preempt local laws that allow drivers to park cars on sidewalks. The policy would provide clearer paths for people with disabilities and people choosing active transportation modes.

September 2, 2020, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"Parking on pavements could be banned across England under government plans to ease journeys for disabled people and parents pushing prams," according to an article published by The Guardian.

London already bans parking on sidewalks (the term Americans use in place of the term pavement as used here).  

"The Department for Transport (DfT) is consulting on three options in relation to pavement parking: extending the London-style ban nationwide, making it easier for councils to prohibit pavement parking and giving councils the power to fine offenders."

U.K. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is quoted in the article saying that the changes would have the additional benefit of providing further encouragement for people to use active modes of transportation as a post-COVID public health measure.

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