Pavement parking problem

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Millions of UK motorists who park on pavements could be forced to change the way they park.

 

At present it is only illegal to park on a pavement in London, but the government is reviewing the situation and could ban it across the rest of the UK.

 

A survey by YourParkingSpace.co.uk revealed that millions of Brits regularly park on a pavement, almost 1-in-10 every day.

 

With an estimated 31 million cars in the UK, this equates to about three million cars being parked on pavements on a daily basis.

 

Harrison Woods, managing director at YourParkingSpace.co.uk, said: “Parking splits opinion, none more so than the issue of parking on pavements.

 

“In many parts of the UK it is still allowed but this could soon change as the government reviews the issue. The outcome could affect the parking habits of millions.”

 

The survey also revealed an almost exact 50/50 split of those in favour and against a UK wide pavement parking ban.

 

Harrison added: “Parking on a pavement can cause real inconvenience to pedestrians but some motorists feel it is their only option.

 

“Our advice, where pavement parking is currently allowed, is to always make sure there’s plenty of room for pedestrians to get pass and to be aware of people with a pushchair, with a visual impairment or in a wheelchair.”

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