Pavement parking, double parking and parking at dropped kerbs is being banned across Scotland, in a measure aimed at improving pedestrian safety.

The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 bans these types of parking, with certain exemptions designated by local authorities – for example to ensure safe access for emergency vehicles. Drivers can be fined £100 for these parking behaviours, reduced to £50 if paid within 14 days. Local authorities have been authorised to begin enforcing the law from 11 December 2023.

Renfrewshire Council is currently assessing the Renfrewshire road network to consider any places where exemptions are needed. The council will then carry out the formal traffic order process and is aiming to enforce the pavement parking ban in Renfrewshire from November 2024.

If you have any concerns about this process, please email The council will share any representations it receives with its consultants during the assessment process.