A ban on pavement parking is being introduced to a main thoroughfare in the city.
Motorists parking on the pavement in Elm Grove, Brighton could now face fines as the ban is being introduced next month.
The ban was approved by Brighton and Hove City Council’s environment, transport and sustainability committee back in January following a deputation brought by local residents at an earlier meeting.
A traffic regulation order was advertised in March and signage has now been installed in the area.
The restriction is along the whole stretch of Elm Grove from the junction with Lewes Road to the junction with Tenantry Down Road.
Some £25,000 from the Hanover and Tarner Liveable Neighbourhood Project is being used to pay for the signage and infrastructure needed.
The new signage along the whole of Elm Grove is required to allow civic enforcement officers to legally enforce the ban.
The council is currently issuing motorists with a warning notice but, from Monday, June 5, cars parked on a pavement in Elm Grove could receive a Penalty Charge Notice.
Councillor Trevor Muten, chairman of the transport and sustainability committee, said: “The ban is designed to make walking safer for pedestrians, give residents better access to their homes, improve accessibility for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs and prevent damage to the pavement.”
The ban is similar to those introduced in other parts of the city including Portland Road and Carden Avenue.
Since 1974, Highway Code rule 244 has stated that drivers “must not park partially or wholly on the pavement in London and should not do so elsewhere unless signs permit it."
This means it is not illegal to park on the pavement outside the capital.
According to the RAC, the “should” means it is advisory and not backed up by any legislation.
However, if your car is reported or seen by a police officer and judged to be either in a dangerous position or causing an unnecessary obstruction of the road, you could receive a Fixed Penalty Notice.