Driving the local economy
Parking has a vital role to play in reviving the fortune of town centres, but is not the only solution, says Mirsad Bakalovic
Local authority parking teams help communities thrive by generating revenue and ensuring customers and deliveries have access to local stores and businesses. “That, at least, is the theory”, Mirsad Bakalovic, head of parking at Croydon Council, told the Parking World 2011 conference. “The reality is very different, especially in these straitened financial times. The challenge we face is how to ensure that parking is helping the high street when currently one-in-three shops...