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Cars are outgrowing roads

Cars are outgrowing roads

Cars are getting too big for British roads, exceeding the 180cm minimum for on-street parking. New research from clean transport campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E UK) has revealed that, on average, cars were found to be getting 1cm wider every two years. The average width of new... continue

14 Feb 2024Parking Review News
83% of motorists want to ditch parking apps

83% of motorists want to ditch parking apps

More than four-in-five drivers dislike using the many parking apps available in the UK. A survey by motoring magazine Autocar found that 83% of the 1,387 UK motorists who... continue

14 Feb 2024Parking Review News
Half of drivers unsure about new Highway Code rules

Half of drivers unsure about new Highway Code rules

Changes made to the Highway Code in January 2022 gave pedestrian and cyclists priority at junctions. This has seen a rise in fixed penalty notices (FPNs) issued to drivers, according to figures released... continue

14 Feb 2024Parking Review News
New Parkopedia China lead will drive growth of connected car services

New Parkopedia China lead will drive growth of connected car services

Connected parking services provider Parkopedia has appointed a new general manager to lead its business in China. Iris Xu will lead the roll-out of Parkopedia’s expanded mobility products in the Chinese automotive market. Xu has experience in navigation, mobility and... continue

14 Feb 2024Parking Review News
Pavement parking: Government needs to step up

Pavement parking: Government needs to step up

Powers to ban pavement parking need to be extended to all areas across England to save lives and make streets safer, argues a new report published by the Local Government... continue

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12 Feb 2024Parking Review News
PCN error costs Croydon Council £150,000 in refunds

PCN error costs Croydon Council £150,000 in refunds

Cancelling penalty charge notices (PCNs) for up to 3,100 people due to a printing error has cost Croydon Council £150,000, says the south London borough. The drivers never received initial PCNs... continue

9 Feb 2024Parking Review News

SVP completes purchase of APCOA Holdings

Strategic Value Partners (SVP) has completed its acquisition of APCOA Parking Holdings. SVP is a global alternative investment firm with over $18bn in assets under management. SVP has been a minority shareholder in APCOA since 2014. Last October SVP announced that it would acquire shares from... continue

7 Feb 2024Parking Review News
RingGo partners with Creative Car Park

RingGo partners with Creative Car Park

Creative Car Park has appointed RingGo as its exclusive on-demand cashless payment provider. Drivers using the RingGo app at Creative Car Park sites... continue

6 Feb 2024Parking Review News
Parisians vote to treble parking fees for SUVs

Parisians vote to treble parking fees for SUVs

Parisians voted for a plan that will triple the price of parking for heavy and large cars such as SUVs in a referendum held on Sunday 4 February. The ‘SUV tariff’ has been... continue

5 Feb 2024Parking Review News
Trimountain Partners invests in Horizon

Trimountain Partners invests in Horizon

The Horizon Parking Group is to accelerate its growth plans after attracting investment from Trimountain Partners and partners including Westbrooke... continue

2 Feb 2024Parking Review News
Westminster launches emissions-based parking charges to tackle poor air quality

Westminster launches emissions-based parking charges to tackle poor air quality

Westminster City Council is introducing emissions-based charging for residents and visitors who drive into the city.   New schemes will be introduced for residents with parking permits and people who pay-to-park in Westminster. The emissions-based charging schemes will see vehicles being charged based on... continue

2 Feb 2024Parking Review News

Reading to consult on use of bus lane

A statutory consultation has been launched into proposed changes to the use of a bus lane on a main route out of Reading. Reading Borough Council is advertising its plan to revise the rules about which vehicles can access the outbound bus lane on King’s Road in east Reading and is inviting... continue

1 Feb 2024Parking Review News

Solution offered for Old Trafford matchday parking

Trafford Council is planning to tackle anti-social parking by Manchester United fans. Fans driving to home games at Old Trafford block residents' driveways and park anti-socially. Average attendances for matches at Old Trafford regularly reach about 74,000 people. Measures put forward include... continue

1 Feb 2024Parking Review News

National Trust plans car parks for Trelissick House

The National Trust plans to create a car park at a property in Cornwall. The trust says it wanted to give access to everyone, while conserving Trelissick House and Gardens at Feock near Falmouth The 250-space car park complements plans to restore its historic walled garden and conservation of... continue

1 Feb 2024Parking Review News

Didcot resident parking permits will cost £70 a year

Oxfordshire County Council is introducing a new parking permit scheme that will cost residents of Didcot £70 a year per car. Residents and visitors parking on streets near the railway station in Didcot will have to apply for the permits. A letter sent to residents in December said there would... continue

1 Feb 2024Parking Review News
Over 1 million fly-tipping incidents reported last year

Over 1 million fly-tipping incidents reported last year

Local authorities in England dealt with over 1 million fly-tipping incidents last year, reveal new figures from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The most common place for fly-tipping to... continue

31 Jan 2024Parking Review News

North Lincolnshire NHS trust defends parking charges

An NHS trust in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole has defended its parking charges after generating more than £1.4m last year. The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) saw its income increase by £558,036 in 2022-23. The trust said the money covers maintenance,... continue

29 Jan 2024Parking Review News
Edinburgh starts enforcing against pavement parking

Edinburgh starts enforcing against pavement parking

Edinburgh has become the first Scottish local authority to enforce against parking on pavements, parking at pedestrian crossing points and double parking. City of Edinburgh parking attendants have begun... continue

29 Jan 2024Parking Review News

Guernsey parking and traffic fines increase

The cost of traffic and parking penalties in Guernsey will increase after the Channel Island's Deputies voted by 34 to two to approve the change. The highest level of fines – Band C offences – including failing to wear a seatbelt and using a mobile phone while driving will increase from... continue

26 Jan 2024Parking Review News

Car club can no longer use Chichester car park

A West Sussex classic car club has been told they can no longer meet at a Chichester car park. The Manhood Classic car club was formed in 2010 and has been meeting at the East Beach car park, Selsey, one Sunday a month for the past 13 years. However, Chichester District Council has issued a formal... continue

26 Jan 2024Parking Review News

Tax, rents and parking charges to rise in York

York City Council is also proposing to increase Council Tax, rents and parking charges as part of plans to cut £14m from its budget for 2024 to 2025. The Labour-run council's executive agreed to raise Council Tax by 2.99% , with a further 2% rise for adult social care. Rents will go up by an... continue

25 Jan 2024Parking Review News

Chichester parking tariffs to increase

Chichester District Council has approved an increase in car park tariffs. From 1 April drivers will be faced with a 6.7% increase on pay and display tariffs and a 6.5% season ticket rise. The cost of parking for up to three hours in central Chichester will also rise from £6.60 to... continue

24 Jan 2024Parking Review News
Glasgow’s Q-Park St Enoch achieves Park Mark Plus status

Glasgow’s Q-Park St Enoch achieves Park Mark Plus status

The St Enoch car park in Glasgow managed by Q Park has achieved the Park Mark Plus award. Building on the Safer Parking Scheme’s Park Mark award, the Park Mark Plus recognises facilities that have reached the... continue

22 Jan 2024Parking Review News
DfT publishes guidance on letting motorbikes use bus lanes

DfT publishes guidance on letting motorbikes use bus lanes

The Department for Transport has published new guidance for local authorities on allowing motorcyclists to use bus lanes. Motorcyclists Using Bus Lanes (TAL 1/24) states councils should consider safety implications involved in... continue

21 Jan 2024Parking Review News

Q-Park aims to build its NHS portfolio

Q-Park has secured a place on the Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure Framework which is managed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS). Q-Park is an established provider of NHS hospital parking, running car parks at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Sandwell Hospital, Birmingham City... continue

19 Jan 2024Parking Review News

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