Last week in parking: 17 April 2022

17 Apr 2022

Pavement parking in Kings Heath, Birmingham forced a charity shop to close for the day

Scotland’s pavement parking ban looks set to be delayed even further. The legislation, passed in 2019, is now not expected to be enforced until 2024, once a new appeals process is set up. ukparking view: There is already a process for parking enforcement with a dedicated appeals process, and it is unreasonable how long this is taking to introduce.

In Wales, council candidates have been feuding over free parking for councillors, prompted by one of the candidates receiving a penalty and another candidate posting it on social media.

Mobile phone payment company PayByPhone has announced changes to their leadership structure [TransportXtra; Paywall].

Motorcycle website Visor Down asks readers to contribute to a questionnaire from FEMA about the often forgotten issue of parking for motorbikes.

Yahoo Sport appears to have taken up covering parking, with stories this week about residential blue badge bays in Blackburn and a dispute over whether or not a new multi-storey car park will be built in York. Neither story has an obvious link to sports.

A planning consent has once again prompted predictions of “chaos and gridlock” as residents fail to imagine anyone living without a car. ukparking view: Development with limited parking space is necessary to reduce car dependency, and claims that housing without large amounts of parking will lead to chaos are usually over-exaggerations. The concerns about access for delivery drivers seem more well-founded, though.