DCN responds to the Department for Transport’s consultation on pavement parking
The DCN would welcome moves to allow local authorities with civil parking enforcement powers to enforce unnecessary obstructions of the pavement.
The problems caused by pavement parking will vary from district to district. The vast majority of district councils undertake civil enforcement of off-street car parks and on-street parking restrictions but do not generally have any role in making traffic regulation orders, as they are the responsibility of county councils. District councils are well-placed to enforce a changed regime to govern pavement parking outside London – such measures are long overdue.