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Issue 270 - 25 September 2014: Features
Let’s play in the street

Let’s play in the street
Mark Moran

The idea that kerbside parking provision is vital to the health of high streets is widespread, so the idea of removing spaces is something that is often greeted with scepticism. An innovative way of showing local businesses and shoppers that reconfiguring the kerbside could be positive has been tested out in the Kings Heath area of Birmingham in recent months. The DIY Streets Kings Heath project is an 18-month long, Big Lottery funded scheme run... continue

Case Studies
The Tweeting car park team goes nationwide

The Tweeting car park team goes nationwide
Patrick McDonnell
The team behind the ‘Tweeting’ car park that raised over £200,000 for the Macmillan Cancer charity at the annual Hay-on-Wye... continue

Home sweet car park

Home sweet car park
Mark Moran
Housing is becoming a major problem in cities around the world. The lack of new housing is forcing up the cost of owning or renting properties,... continue

Virtual permits are now a reality

Virtual permits are now a reality
Mark Moran
Managing access to the kerbside can require the issuing a wide variety of permits for residents, businesses, tradespeople and medical professionals.... continue

A check list for Blue Badge holders
Kiran Devgun
If you are an eligible Blue Badge holder you may want to find out more about parking safely in public spaces. Let us guide you through with our... continue

Consultations
Clearing the way for development

Clearing the way for development
Penny Winder

Gathering information about motorists’ parking habits is a vital piece in the planning jigsaw. This is equally true for a local authority transport strategy to persuade drivers not to park in the city centre, a... continue