6 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Workplace parking levy for Scotland

Workplace parking levy for Scotland

The Scottish Government’s plan to give councils the power to implement a workplace parking levy has stirred up debate between... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Sunday Times warns Scots against workplace parking levy proposals

Sunday Times warns Scots against workplace parking levy proposals

On 26 May Sunday Times columnist Gillian Bowditch was strongly critical of plans to give Scottish councils powers to introduce workplace parking levies. “At the risk of sounding like a poor girl’s Jeremy Clarkson, the newly proposed workplace... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Exhibition celebrates history of Leeds’ Merrion Centre

Exhibition celebrates history of Leeds’ Merrion Centre

A new exhibition charts the changing face of Leeds city centre’s first purpose-built shopping centre. The Merrion Centre was opened Town Centre Securities (TCS) in May 1964. The mall was novel in featuring an... continue

6 Jun 2019Parking Review News
Let’s talk about car parks

Let’s talk about car parks

Cecilia Lindström

So often in our day-to-day practice, architects and designers create... continue

6 Jun 2019Parking Review Features
Fighting anti-social parking on social media

Fighting anti-social parking on social media

Parking is a subject that gets people hot under the collar. Social media is full of individuals and campaigners complaining about the perceived injustice of parking... continue

6 Jun 2019Parking Review Opinion

Courts must hand out tougher punishments to deter fly-tippers, says LGA

No-one convicted of fly-tipping since the government introduced new guidelines in 2014 has been made to pay the maximum £50,000 fine or sentenced 12 months in prison by the courts, according to analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA). This is despite fly-tipping incidents rocketing... continue

6 Jun 2019Parking Review Features
Parking & Property: Building for the future

Parking & Property: Building for the future

The arrival of self-parking cars will have a profound effect on the way in which car parks are designed, managed and used. These were among the messages that came out of... continue

6 Jun 2019Parking Review Opinion
The future will be digital and data-driven, says Chipside CEO

The future will be digital and data-driven, says Chipside CEO

As public services become increasingly digital, local authorities and their system developers will need to work hard to meet the public’s expectation that the solutions on offer are accessible, reliable, secure and sustainable. This was... continue

6 Jun 2019Parking Review News
Young parking professionals forum launched

Young parking professionals forum launched

Ninh Hao

Parking is changing. Mobility around the world has never been a hotter topic. We now have companies such as Uber, Lyft,... continue

6 Jun 2019Parking Review Opinion

Accessible transport and parking survey launched

The Business Disability Forum is seeking the views of people with a disability or long-term condition on public transport and accessible parking. The Business Disability Forum is a non-profit membership organisation that seeks to transform the life chances of disabled people. It brings together... continue

3 Jun 2019Parking Review News

Sustrans Cymru backs workplace parking levy

A workplace parking tax on large employers should be considered in Welsh cities, argues a sustainable charity. Sustrans Cymru said local authorities could tax company parking spaces provided for staff to raise money for public transport and encourage people to leave cars at home. Steve Brooks,... continue

3 Jun 2019Parking Review News

Scottish Parliament takes workplace parking levy evidence from Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has been giving evidence to the Scottish Parliament about what is involved in introducing and running a workplace parking levy (WPL). The Scottish government has pledged to give councils the power to levy a charge on parking spaces to reduce congestion. The SNP government... continue

3 Jun 2019Parking Review News

Councils raise £242m from parking permits, suggests survey

Local authorities have raised around £242m from parking permits over the last three years, according to a new study by Churchill Car Insurance. The study revealed that in 2017 roads with permits generated £87.6m in revenue, a 13% increase on 2016. However, the figure dropped last year... continue

3 Jun 2019Parking Review News
Highland Council parking officers take over from Police Scotland

Highland Council parking officers take over from Police Scotland

Highland Council has taken over responsibility for parking enforcement from Police Scotland. Highland Council Parking Services was launched in 2016 to take over enforcement activities. During 2016 it assumed responsibility for parking enforcement in local... continue

3 Jun 2019Parking Review News
IPC launches 'Get Your Reg Right' campaign

IPC launches 'Get Your Reg Right' campaign

Motorists increasingly have to pay for parking using terminals and digital technology that require the input of their vehicle’s registration number manually to... continue

3 Jun 2019Parking Review News
Car crime continues to rise, reveals Association of British Insurers

Car crime continues to rise, reveals Association of British Insurers

Motor theft insurance claim payouts hit their highest level in seven years at the start of the year, according to the insurance industry trade body. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said claims for January to March were higher than for any quarter since... continue

3 Jun 2019Parking Review News
Care Park awarded two Park Marks

Care Park awarded two Park Marks

Two sites run by Care Park in central London have received Park Marks under the Safer Parking Scheme. The sites are located in... continue

3 Jun 2019Parking Review News
Lorry park retains Park Mark

Lorry park retains Park Mark

The Maxted Road Lorry Park in Hertfordshire has retained its Park Mark. The site was first awarded a Park Mark... continue

3 Jun 2019Parking Review News
Parking data standardisation projects launched

Parking data standardisation projects launched

Mark Moran

Data on parking spaces across the UK is set to be standardised to make finding and paying for parking easier. By introducing the new... continue

30 May 2019Parking Review News

Give English local authorities power to enforce moving traffic, say MPs

Local authorities should be given the powers they need to enforce moving traffic violations, says the House of Commons Transport Select Committee. Councils in London and in Wales can enforce moving traffic regulations, but this is not an option across England. The MPs’ report Bus services in... continue

29 May 2019Parking Review News

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