1 Dec 2022Parking Review News
Berlin: parking fee exemption for e-scooters, bicycles, cargo bikes, light motorcycles and motorcycles

Berlin: parking fee exemption for e-scooters, bicycles, cargo bikes, light motorcycles and motorcycles

From January 2023, parking in Berlin will become more expensive – for cars. This week, the Berlin Senate passed a bill from the Senate Department for Urban Mobility outlining the new rates – but bicycles, pedelecs, cargo bikes, light motorcycles and motorcycles are excluded from any parking fee and will be able to park freely in spaces designated for car parking (“traffic areas of... continue

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2 Dec 2022Local Transport Today News
EU needs a holistic policy approach to zero-emission mobility

EU needs a holistic policy approach to zero-emission mobility

Sigrid de Vries

Recently, in the space of just two weeks, we saw two major... continue

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1 Dec 2022EVolution Opinion
Drivers urged to respect for those with accessibility needs

Drivers urged to respect for those with accessibility needs

The British Parking Association (BPA)’s Selfish Parking campaign is highlighting why it is not okay to misuse a disabled parking space or Blue Badge. Under the ‘It’s not OK to park where it’s not OK to... continue

1 Dec 2022Parking Review News
Growing pains on the school run

Growing pains on the school run

Matt Price

By the 2025/2026 academic year, it is estimated the UK will require nearly 80,000 additional... continue

1 Dec 2022Parking Review Opinion
Is poor parking ruining the customer journey?

Is poor parking ruining the customer journey?

Dyl Kurpil

The festive shopping period can be an emotive and stressful time for many. Consumers often take parking for granted, and it is only... continue

1 Dec 2022Parking Review Opinion

Private parking companies access 2.7 million vehicle keeper records in just three months

Private parking companies have bought a record number of vehicle keeper records from the DVLA to use to issue parking charge notices to drivers who have allegedly breached their terms and conditions. Official data shows that in the first quarter of 2022-23, car park management companies accessed... continue

30 Nov 2022Parking Review News

Traffic filters to be trialled in Oxford

Traffic filters designed to reduce traffic, make bus journeys faster and make walking and cycling safer will be trialled in Oxford after improvement works to Oxford railway station are complete. The decision was made by the county council’s cabinet at a meeting on 29 November. The... continue

30 Nov 2022Parking Review News
Motorists open to the idea of using their cars less, study reveals

Motorists open to the idea of using their cars less, study reveals

Councils can help save motorists as much as £6000 a year by encouraging them to use their cars less, according to new report commissioned by bus operator Stagecoach.  Financial, environmental and community benefits of reduced car use and calls for... continue

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30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today News

20mph limits deployed on roads around Bath city centre

Bath & North East Somerset council has implemented 20mph speed limits to busier roads outside of the centre of Bath that predominantly carry through traffic. In total the changes affect around six miles of highway, with approximately 140 new signs being installed, said the council. The new... continue

30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today News

Welsh councils should include potential active travel in 20mph deliberations

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government has advised local authorities to consider potential, as well as current, active travel on individual streets when deciding which sections of road to exempt from the 20mph default speed limit, which will apply across Wales from 17 September. The government’s new guidance... continue

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30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today News

University study questions impact of 20mph limits in Belfast city centre

Deniz Huseyin

Restricting speed limits to 20mph in town and city centres does not seem to reduce road traffic collisions, casualties, or driver speed, a study by Queen’s University Belfast has concluded. Over a three-year period, researchers drew on data for road traffic collisions, casualties, driver... continue

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30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today News
Driverless parking system approved for commercial use in Germany

Driverless parking system approved for commercial use in Germany

Bosch and Mercedes-Benz have reached an important milestone on the way to automated driving. Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved their highly automated parking system for commercial use at Stuttgart Airport. The automated... continue

30 Nov 2022Parking Review News
Automated driving: Digital divides are opening up

Automated driving: Digital divides are opening up

US drivers are more open to Automation than UK counterparts, says Thatcham Research, which is revealing further insights from its Trust in Automation study. The poll of 2,000 motorists in the US... continue

30 Nov 2022EVolution News
Tyneside CAZ compliance support grants offered

Tyneside CAZ compliance support grants offered

Applications have opened for grants for operators to upgrade vehicles that do not comply with the Tyneside Clean Air Zone (CAZ) which will see introduction of a £50 daily charge... continue

29 Nov 2022Local Transport Today News
UK automotive sector commits to workforce diversity and inclusion

UK automotive sector commits to workforce diversity and inclusion

Major brands representing a fifth of Britain’s automotive manufacturing workforce pledge to shift the dial as Auto Council report highlights scale of the sector’s diversity challenge and calls for faster progress. The initiative was... continue

29 Nov 2022EVolution News
UK automotive sector calls for action plan to safeguard £14bn recovery

UK automotive sector calls for action plan to safeguard £14bn recovery

The UK automotive industry is urging the government to take rapid action to secure the long-term future of one of the country’s most important assets, while accelerating its decarbonisation. The call comes as the sector finally begins to emerge from the pandemic-induced... continue

29 Nov 2022EVolution News
Resilient landscaping can reduce urban flooding - NIC

Resilient landscaping can reduce urban flooding - NIC

Mark Moran

Stricter controls on new property developments... continue

29 Nov 2022Parking Review News
Saba and Interparking in merger talks

Saba and Interparking in merger talks

Two major European parking operators are in merger discussions. The shareholders of Spanish car park manager Saba and Belgium company Interparking... continue

29 Nov 2022Parking Review News
EV Infrastructure Hub offers advice to local authorities

EV Infrastructure Hub offers advice to local authorities

A new free online resource has been launched for local authorities looking to install public electric vehicle chargers in their communities. The EV Infrastructure Hub has been launched to act as an independent source of... continue

28 Nov 2022EVolution News
Ultra Low Emission Zone will be expanded London-wide

Ultra Low Emission Zone will be expanded London-wide

Mark Moran

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded... continue

28 Nov 2022Parking Review News

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