Scotland's pavement parking prohibitions: pre-implementation directions and regulations for local authorities

Closed 11 Mar 2022

Opened 17 Dec 2021


The Scottish Government has been working to improve parking legislation in Scotland in order to tackle the impact of inconsiderate and obstructive parking and ensure that our roads and pavements are accessible for all.

As part of this work, The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 bans pavement parking, double parking and parking at dropped kerbs, and gives local authorities the relevant powers to enforce these new provisions.

The Act also gives local authorities the power to exempt areas of pavement from the pavement parking ban in certain circumstances, according to Ministerial Directions.

A pdf version of the consultation is available at: Scotland’s Pavement Parking Prohibitions - Consultation on Pre-Implementation Directions and Regulations for Local Authorities (

Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation is to discuss the proposals for those powers, given to local authorities by Regulations, and to gather opinion on those proposals.

Consultation is a key part of this work, allowing us to ensure that the Regulations and Guidance that underpin these provisions are developed with consistency, transparency and scrutiny embedded within the process.

We would strongly encourage everyone with an interest in the parking prohibitions to respond to this consultation and provide views on our proposals.

What happens next

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public online. If you use the consultation hub to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email.

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us. Responses will be published where we have been given permission to do so. An analysis report will also be made available.


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