Pavement parking pain from Monday
New parking control measures by Slough Borough Council come into effect on Monday (29th) that will make all pavement parking illegal.
The Council is introducing a borough wide pavement parking ban in light of complaints with regard to vehicles obstructing the pavement. These obstructions have resulted in pedestrians having to leave the pavement and enter the carriageway, a breach of its responsibilities under the Traffic Management Act 2004.
A a blanket pavement parking ban is to be introduced across the Borough, with additional measures being rolled out incrementally ward by ward, beginning with Central Ward.
Slough Borough Council has implemented two new parking restrictions under Section 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and regulation 22 of the Local Authorities Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations 1996.
PROHIBITION OF PAVEMENT PARKING ORDER (ORDER 25 OF 2013)
The effect of this Order shall be to ban any Vehicle from being either fully or partly parked on any pavement in the Borough of Slough unless a specifically marked bay is present. Marked bays will be defined by road markings and signs.
WAITING RESTRICTIONS AND RESIDENTS’ PARKING ORDER (ORDER 26 OF 2013)
The effect of this order is to implement a combination of double yellow lines at junctions and bends of all roads within Slough’s Central Ward Boundary, and also parking bays allowing for partial parking on pavements in designated locations within Slough’s Central Ward Boundary.
Slough Borough Council’s reason for making these Orders is to control pavement parking. Pavement parking has been a concern and occurs in many areas of the Borough causing obstruction for pedestrians, environmental deterioration and damage to the pavement as a result.
The Orders come into force on 29th July 2013 and will be on an experimental basis initially.
SLOUGH BOROUGH COUNCIL will be considering in due course whether the provisions of the experimental order should be continued in force indefinitely.
Any person wishing to challenge the Order may apply within six months following 29th January 2014. Any such objection must be in writing, state the grounds on which it is made, and be sent to: Head of Transport, Slough Borough Council, St Martins Place, 51 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 3UF.