New Scottish transport bill

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Tinnishill
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New Scottish transport bill

Postby Tinnishill » 12 Oct 2019, 11:44am

It's just been passed. Info on here;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-49999555
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Re: New Scottish transport bill

Postby mjr » 12 Oct 2019, 8:42pm

One of the exemptions to parking on pavements and cycleways is 20 minutes for loading, which I fear means almost no councils will enforce it. :-(
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Re: New Scottish transport bill

Postby Nigel » 14 Oct 2019, 6:49pm

Most Scottish councils can't enforce parking regulations at present. So additional restrictions, without change in enforcement, won't make any difference.

The problem is that most parking issues require a police officer or parking warden to enforce them. Those are Police service matters. But, with a single Police Force for Scotland, with budget cuts, they don't do parking any more. So councils don't get anyone to deal with parking.


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Re: New Scottish transport bill

Postby Paulatic » 14 Oct 2019, 10:43pm

One of the key provisions of the bill is
Providing local authorities with powers to enforce the national ban
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Re: New Scottish transport bill

Postby pjclinch » 15 Oct 2019, 4:11pm

Nigel wrote:Most Scottish councils can't enforce parking regulations at present. So additional restrictions, without change in enforcement, won't make any difference.

The problem is that most parking issues require a police officer or parking warden to enforce them. Those are Police service matters. But, with a single Police Force for Scotland, with budget cuts, they don't do parking any more. So councils don't get anyone to deal with parking.


Plenty of parking wardens in Dundee. To my shame I got a parking ticket a couple of years ago, when I'd misread the amount owed on a pay & display and was parked for longer than my allowed time. So some of them at least are getting folk to deal with parking.

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Re: New Scottish transport bill

Postby Paulatic » 15 Oct 2019, 4:59pm

Yes councils can fine you for overstaying or not paying in car parks. if you’re parked on double yellows then that’s a traffic offence which the police should deal with but rarely do.
As I was nearly run over once having to step out onto the road, because of large vans illegally parked on yellows , into traffic to see if it was clear. I’m hoping this new act sorts this problem.
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Re: New Scottish transport bill

Postby merseymouth » 15 Oct 2019, 5:25pm

Hello all, Quite why no council has take up my suggestion for curbing on pavement parking - Landmines under every first flag of the pavement, free wheel chairs for all survivors! :shock:
Street masons would have to be careful with their Beetles :lol: . . But one thing which I would like the Scottish Parliament to address is the banning of Tricycles being carried on the Rail Network. For certain my tricycle qualifies as a wheelchair on the English & Welsh system. I have never managed to get a decent answer from Scotrail.
I can occupy no more than the space stated in the regulations. My desire is to travel up to Thurso, then cycle around the Orkneys. TTFN MM