Pavement parking hit list to be drawn up

Liverpool is set to take action to tackle the issue of pavement parking.

A list of hotspot sites where drivers place their vehicles inconsiderately regularly is to be drawn up to help prioritise areas where action needs to be taken.

It includes areas near schools or where it blocks views of oncoming traffic or causes inconvenience for pedestrians, residents or businesses.

The council will then look to deploy parking attendants to those areas with double yellow lines to take enforcement action.

In areas without double yellow lines, a traffic regulation order (TRO) would be drawn up to specify streets where pavement parking is banned.

Councillor Steve Munby, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “We recognise we need to do something about pavement parking as it seems to be becoming an increasing problem.

“It makes life extremely difficult for wheelchair users, parents using buggies and prams and puts pedestrians in danger.

“We believe we can make inroads in the worst areas by drawing up a list which we can then target repeatedly to send a strong message out that we won’t tolerate it.

“I’ve asked councillors to let me know the roads which it is a real problem and would welcome evidence and suggestions from residents as well.

“It’s important to stress that we won’t be targeting those narrow terraced streets where pavement parking is required to maintain access for emergency service vehicles, such as fire engines.”