British Parking Awards finalists announced

British Parking Awards finalists announced

The finalists of the British Parking Awards have been revealed. The short list was selected from a long list of around 120 submissions. The competition was launched by Parking Review magazine in 2002 to recognise and celebrate best practice, innovation and achievement in parking. The 2019... continue

13 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Parking levy and tourist tax powers for Scottish councils

Andrew Forster

The Scottish Government is to give councils the powers to implement a workplace parking levy and a transient visitor levy – or tourist tax – both of which could fund local transport improvements.  A commitment to the powers features in a deal struck between the minority SNP... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Weight restriction for parking permits

The London Borough of Brent is to reduce the maximum allowable weight of vehicles eligible for resident’s parking permits from 5 to 3.5 tonnes. Brent says weight restrictions are the easiest way to stop large vehicles taking up excessive space within controlled parking zones. Weight data can... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Shared Mobility Pledges: accelerate the growth and quality of shared transport services

CoMoUK is joining forces with European partners to create The Shared Mobility Pledge as part of the ShareNorth programme. The pledge scheme will be launched at the Shared Transport Masterclass in Leicester on Friday 22nd February, during which participants will work together to determine the key... continue

11 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
£6 million to support ultra-low emission taxis

£6 million to support ultra-low emission taxis

The government has awarded more than £6 million to support ultra-low emission taxis right across the country, furthering its ambition for a zero emission future. The... continue

6 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
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6 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
New fund launched to boost active travel in Waltham Forest

New fund launched to boost active travel in Waltham Forest

Deniz Huseyin

Waltham Forest council has launched a £20,000 fund... continue

4 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Newham holds a debate on future streets

Newham holds a debate on future streets

An online consultation platform that enables residents to suggest and vote on topics of discussion has been used by the London Borough of Newham to gauge... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
The Times endorses workplace parking levies

The Times endorses workplace parking levies

Parking is a theme that frequently generates column inches in both local and national newspapers. Press coverage of parking is invariably negative, often focussing on... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review Opinion
DfT launches speedier online Blue Badge applications service

DfT launches speedier online Blue Badge applications service

People eligible for Blue Badges can apply in a fraction of the previous time, thanks to a new online service launched by the Department for Transport (DfT). The Blue Badge scheme allows disabled people to park closer to their destination... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Amersham's extended multi-storey car park receives Park Mark

Amersham's extended multi-storey car park receives Park Mark

An extension to a multi-storey car park in Amersham has received the Park Mark award for safety and recognised for its high standards of design. The Buckinghamshire town had been experiencing parking stress for a number of years. A survey... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Civil enforcement officers go on strike in Wandsworth

Civil enforcement officers working in the London Borough of Wandsworth took four days of strike action. The strike days were 24, 25 and 31 January and 1 February. The CEOs work for Wandsworth’s contractor NSL, which says it has significantly increased pay and offers a range of employee... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

P&R for Flintshire industrial estate

Rhodri Clark

Flintshire County Council is planning to construct a park & ride facility for employees at one of Europe’s largest industrial estates, where on-street parking has been causing problems. The 2,000-acre Deeside Industrial Park (DIP) in Flintshire, North Wales, provides employment for more... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Vale of Glamorgan tackles shop worker parking problems

Vale of Glamorgan tackles shop worker parking problems

Rhodri Clark

A local authority in South Wales is trying to... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Calls for better enforcement in Gwent

Calls for better enforcement in Gwent

Rhodri Clark

Complaints about problem parking are mounting in an area of South Wales where civil parking enforcement (CPE)... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Essex consults on Chelmsford P&R services

Essex County Council is consulting with users of the Chelmsford park & ride service on ticket options, fares and opening days. The consultation follows feedback from a park & ride survey conducted in summer 2018 which indicated that parents would like a change to the children’s ticket... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Over 45% of stolen cars never recovered

Fewer than half of all stolen cars over the last 10 years have been recovered by police. A total of 522,214 vehicles were logged as stolen across the UK between 2009 and 2018, yet just 236,636 were recovered. This equates to an average nationwide recovery rate of 45.32%, and with figures... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

4 million cars now classified SORN

The number of cars declared SORN (Statutory Off Road Notifications) has risen by nearly 4,000,000 cars since 2008. Data from the DVLA (Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency) shows that the number of vehicles declared SORN has risen from 1,201,340 in Q3 2008 to 5,134,244 in Q3 2018, while the number... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Drivers hit by car cloning criminals

Motorists face being charged with offences they did not commit due to car-cloning criminal gangs, a police official is warning. Thousands of number plates are being copied by gangs who then rack up speeding fines and congestion charges while using the cloned plates. In some cases criminals fill up... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Gwynedd towns set to lose free Xmas parking

Rhodri Clark

Gwynedd Council has proposed to end free parking before Christmas and increase car park charges. A consultation ended on 31 January and the results will inform the authority’s financial decisions for 2019/20. Over the last eight years the rural North Wales authority has seen a £14m cut... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

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