LGA responds to DFT consultation on pavement parking

The LGA has long-called for the ban on pavement parking to be extended to all areas of England, with councils able to make exemptions, so we are pleased government has launched this consultation.


Pavement and yellow line road

Responding to the Department for Transport’s announcement to launch a consultation on pavement parking, Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s transport spokesman, said:

“Pavement parking and damaged pavements is one of the biggest complaints from pedestrians – and not just in London.

The LGA has long-called for the ban on pavement parking to be extended to all areas of England, with councils able to make exemptions, so we are pleased government has launched this consultation. 

Councils share the Government’s aim to promote active travel and this measure should make walking more attractive and safer for everyone, including vulnerable users.”