From the 11th December 2023 parking on pavements, blocking dropped kerbs and double parking will become an offence. The Highland Council will issue warning notices advising offenders of the change in regulations until early 2024, when fines of £100 will be issued or the vehicle may be removed.
Not just Pavement Parking…
The regulations also include other parking offences including ;
-a ban on pavement parking
-a ban on double-parking (more than 50cm from the edge of a carriageway)
-a ban on parking at dropped kerbs installed for pedestrian or cycle usage
Reporting Parking Problems
Parking problems including pavement parking, and blocking dropped kerbs can be reported to the HC parking team at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @HighlandParking.
The news has been welcomed by active travel campaigners in Highland.