Pavement Parking prohibited

Enforcement against parking on pavements, parking at crossing points and double parking will begin in Stirling on Monday, 15th July.

The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 prohibits pavement parking, double parking, and parking on the carriageway adjacent to a footway where the footway has been lowered or the carriageway raised to assist crossing by pedestrians or cyclists.

The law aims to improve the safety of pedestrians, particularly those with mobility issues or visual impairments, and parents or carers with pushchairs. Footways are not designed to bear the weight of a vehicle and persistent parking is likely to cause damage.

Local authorities now have the power to enforce this law and issues fines by way of a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) of £100, which is reduced to £50 if paid within 14 days.

Enforcement officers will begin issuing PCNs (Penalty Charge Notice) from 15 July. The Council’s enforcement officers will be issuing advisory notices from 1 to 14 July where vehicles are parked in contravention of the new legislation.

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