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A Question Of Dropped Kerbs

From Westminster Council WebpageDropped kerbs are important in the street scene to allow people with wheelchairs and also prams etc. to cross the road conveniently.

At tonight’s meeting of Rawreth Parish Council, Parish Councillor Paul Beckers asked Chris Black if the District Council were going to enforce the law against parking cars across dropped kerbs.

Chris said that this would probably be an issue for the South Essex Parking Partnership, but he would investigate.

Westminster City Council already enforces the law against this:

You may not have realised but it’s actually a parking contravention to park adjacent to a dropped kerb at any time.
What is a dropped kerb?

A dropped kerb involves kerb stones being lowered and the pavement being strengthened and made into a ramp. This helps people with pushchairs or in wheelchairs to access the road from the pavement more easily. Dropped kerbs also provide vehicle access to private residences from the road.
Why is this not permitted?
Dropped kerbs are there to assist those who need to cross the road safely or for vehicle access. Blocking this access causes a nuisance for other road users and pedestrians.
Motorists who park their vehicles blocking the dropped kerbs also cause an unnecessary danger to people with disabilities or limited mobility and parents with prams who use them to help cross the road.
What happens if I park and block a dropped kerb?
From February 2009, Westminster have been enforcing against vehicles parked adjacent to dropped kerbs. This means you could receive a Penalty Charge Notice of £130.00.
What legislation permits the local authority to ticket vehicles parked in this way?
London Local Authorities and Transport Act 2003
Traffic Management Act 2004
The restriction applies at any time.

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