LGA responds to pavement parking ban consultation

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


Pavement and yellow line road

Responding to the announcement by the Department for Transport that it will consult on proposals for a national pavement parking ban, Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s transport spokesman, said:

“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 announced proposals to introduce this.

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

“Similarly, repairing kerbs and pavements damaged by pavement parking is expensive and this funding could be better used to repair potholes and provide more suitable parking.”