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UK’S First Major City to Ban the Pavement Parking

Edinburgh to completely ban pavement parking

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Edinburgh to completely ban pavement parking
Edinburgh is set to become the first city in the UK to completely ban pavement parking. The ban, which is expected to come into force in January 2024, will prohibit drivers from parking on pavements on all streets in the city, with the exception of delivery drivers and emergency vehicles.

The ban is intended to make the streets safer and more accessible for pedestrians, particularly those with mobility issues. Pavement parking can force pedestrians to walk into the road, which can be dangerous, especially for children and the elderly. It can also make it difficult for wheelchair users and people with other mobility issues to get around.
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Edinburgh to completely ban pavement parking
The ban has been welcomed by many residents and groups, including the Edinburgh Disability Forum and the charity Living Streets. However, some businesses have expressed concerns that the ban will make it more difficult for them to operate. The city council has said that it will work with businesses to find alternative parking solutions.
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The ban is part of a wider effort by the city council to make Edinburgh more pedestrian-friendly. The council has also invested in new cycle lanes and pedestrian crossings, and has reduced the speed limit on many streets.