11 Oct 2019Parking Review Features
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Parking at core of Scottish transport reforms

Scottish local authorities are to have the power to charge a levy on workplace parking and also prohibit parking on pavements under the new Transport (Scotland) Act. The new Act also covers local bus services and low emission zones in cities. The workplace parking levy (WPL) provisions give local... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Local Government Ombudsman finds council and contractor at fault in case of ‘Mrs X’

Local Government Ombudsman finds council and contractor at fault in case of ‘Mrs X’

Cherwell District Council and its parking contractor have both been found at fault by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman for the way in which they handled the case of a woman who could not pay for parking at an out-of-order terminal. The ombudsman upheld a complaint by the woman, referred to as ‘Mrs X’,... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Tendring goes extra mile for disabled motorists

Tendring goes extra mile for disabled motorists

Twelve public car parks operated by Tendring Council have received Disabled Parking Accreditations (DPA). The Essex council also achieved Park Mark status in 15 of its sites. Park Mark is... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News

BPA launches new Car Park Audit

The British Parking Association (BPA) has launched a car park audit scheme for private parking operators of its Approve Operator Scheme (AOS). The initiative allows AOS members to request visits to specific car parks from which they will receive detailed feedback on the condition and operation of... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Essex 3PR school safety scheme expands

Essex 3PR school safety scheme expands

The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) has launched a scheme to encourage parents not to drop their children at the front gates of Pear Tree Mead... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Nottinghamshire schools welcome parking patrol car

Nottinghamshire schools welcome parking patrol car

Nottinghamshire County Council has introduced its third CCTV car to monitor vehicles parked on ‘School Keep Clear’ markings, which are in place to ensure the safety of children. Other... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News

Edinburgh to implement parking reforms

Edinburgh councillors have agreed to progress proposals addressing parking pressures across the city following the publication of findings from a citywide strategic review of parking. Members of Edinburgh City Council’s transport and environment committee decided to review parking reforms in... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News

Majority of drivers support action on engine-idling, says RAC

The majority of motorists support enforcement action on engine-idling, a survey by the RAC suggests. Seven-in-10 drivers (72%) want to see councils tackle motorists who leave their engines running when parked. And 44% of people surveyed by the RAC saying officials should tell them to switch off and... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News

Lewisham to tackle idling drivers

Lewisham Council is to use a traffic management order (TMO) to allow enforcement action against drivers who are caught idling in the south London borough. At a meeting on 18 September, Lewisham’s mayor and cabinet agreed to introduce the traffic management order (TMO) that will allow... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News

Money Advice Trust signals concerns over debt

A rise in the use of bailiffs to collect debts owed to local authorities in England and Wales has been driven by a surge in the use of bailiffs to collect parking debts, says the charity Money Advice Trust. Bailiffs, now known officially as enforcement agents, have the right to visit a property to... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News

Nottinghamshire seeks bailiffs to collect unpaid parking fines

Nottinghamshire County Council has launched a tender for its enforcement agents to collect unpaid parking fines. The county council estimates that just under 10% of penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued will result in enforcement action. The county council has now issued an invitation to tender... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Secure bikehangar parking for Enfield

Secure bikehangar parking for Enfield

Enfield Council will be rolling out 180 secure cycle parking spaces for use by residents of the north London borough. The council’s Cycle... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Severn Tunnel Junction car park could grow

Severn Tunnel Junction car park could grow

Rhodri Clark

The businessman behind a planned “open access” train service is offering to invest in about 250 additional... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
16 Oct 2019Parking Review Features
A city can only be as smart as its citizens

A city can only be as smart as its citizens

Juliana O'Rourke

In recent years, the idea of a ‘smart city’ has shifted from science fiction to meaningless buzzword to –... continue

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Fostering public and private sector innovation

Fostering public and private sector innovation

Since 2014, Innovate UK has invested around £1.3 billion to help businesses across the country to innovate, with match funding from industry taking the total value of projects... continue

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16 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News
Future mobility impacts

Future mobility impacts

Digital connectivity is the 'golden thread' in the future mobility agenda, enabling new... continue

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16 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

Birmingham investigates case for introducing workplace levy

Businesses in Birmingham city centre could be charged £500 a year for each private parking space under a city council plan to reduce congestion and air pollution. Birmingham City Council is looking at the potential for a workplace parking levy (WPL) to fund public transport and cycle routes.... continue

15 Oct 2019Parking Review News
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