Bill curbs poor parking
3 January 2013
Capability Scotland is supporting the introduction of new legislation which will ban vehicles from parking on pavements or next to other parked cars or dropped kerbs.
As a member of the Responsible Parking Alliance, Capability
Scotland welcomes the Responsible Parking Bill which was in the
Scottish Parliament on 12 December by Sandra White MP.
The Bill proposes a blanket ban on parking on pavements unless
the council has put a specific exemption in place.
Capability Scotland Director of External Affairs, Richard Hamer,
said; "The inconsiderate parking of vehicles by drivers causes huge
problems for disabled people. In the very worst case scenarios,
individuals can find themselves trapped in their homes because of
the issue. However, this Bill is not just good news for
disabled people it's also positive news for parents with buggies or
toddlers who find it difficult to negotiate pavements blocked by
Capability Scotland is now urging disabled people to contact to
their MSP during Januuary and ask them to support the Bill. You can
download a template letter
which we can forward to your MSP once completed.