Proactive approach to nuisance parking

Thursday August 20th 2020

Some of the cars in Loanhead leafleted by Councillor Parry.

Written by Midlothian View Editor, Phil Bowen

Councillor Kelly Parry is taking to the streets to tackle nuisance parking in Loanhead following an increase in pavement parking.

The Councillor is placing an awareness leaflet on vehicles causing an obstruction in the hope it will change driver’s behaviour.

The SNP Councillor for Midlothian West said:

“Pavement parking isn’t yet illegal but it is a danger to pedestrians and especially those with buggies, wheelchair users and those with mobility issues.”

“At a time when we are all trying to stay active, these nuisance parkers are creating barriers and are putting people in danger.”

“I hope that some polite awareness raising will deter motorists and make Loanhead’s pavements safer and more accessible”.

The Transport (Scotland) Bill currently passing through the Scottish Parliament will introduce a national ban on pavement and double parking from next year.

The text of the letter:

Dear Driver,
Just a quick note regarding where your car is parked. This is making it difficult to access driveways & preventing pushchairs and wheelchairs from being able to pass on the pavement. Please could you park elsewhere going forwards to resolve this problem.

Thanks for your help.

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