[Talk-GB] Front paths

Robert Skedgell rob at hubris.org.uk
Thu Dec 31 18:33:16 UTC 2020

Pavement/sidewalk/verge parking is illegal in Greater London and
possibly Scotland (I'm not sure when the legislation comes into force),
unless expressly permitted.

It's also illegal everywhere else in the UK for HGVs.

On 29/12/2020 20:25, Jon Pennycook wrote:
> I think you only get fined in London. Out here, where there are no
> by-laws about pavement parking, you can store a motor vehicle on a
> pavement, you just can't drive it there. 
> On Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 19:09 Andrew Black, <andrew at black1.org.uk
> <mailto:andrew at black1.org.uk>> wrote:
>     On 29/12/2020 18:08, Jon Pennycook wrote:
>     > "sidewalk" would be what people call pavements, ie footways alongside
>     > a road maintained by the same people (council, developer, or
>     > management company) as the road. If it's like the path leading
>     from my
>     > front door to my driveway, I wouldn't call it a sidewalk.
>     >
>     British driver: Where can I park
>     US Policeman : on the pavement
>     British driver parks on the pavement and gets fined for parking on the
>     sidewalk.

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