Improving Parking in Scotland Consultation

The Scottish Government is holding a consultation, Improving Parking in Scotland.

Since obtaining powers to legislate on parking matters in the Scotland Act 2016, the Scottish Government is undertaking a detailed review of parking. The Scottish Government recognises the detrimental impact that irresponsible and obstructive parking can have on local communities, including restricting access for emergency services and putting the safety of pedestrians and other motorists in jeopardy.

The impact of parking goes further than governing where people can leave their vehicles. The rules can have a direct impact on town-centre regeneration and on accessibility, including the provision of disabled spaces, so it is important that that communities, businesses and interest groups from across Scotland have an opportunity to put their views across to create a set of policies that can help make our roads safer, greener and available to all.

The consultation paper seeks views on a number of aspects, including:

  • how Scottish Government can make parking laws clearer
  • what parking restrictions and exemptions should apply
  • the best approach for managing parking
  • how to manage the placement of vehicles in today’s town centres, including improving accessibility for all, while incorporating new technology

The consultation is open to all and all interested parties are encouraged to take part in the consultation via the Scottish Government’s consultation platform, Citizen Space, at the consultation will run until 30 June 2017. You can read the consultation document below.

For further information about the consultation or to request different formats of the document, please email

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