5 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Wales earmarks £50m for park & ride station

The Welsh Government’s capital budget for the next three years includes £50m for a new railway station east of Newport and £4m for the design of a new Menai Strait road crossing. The new station at Llanwern is expected to result in modal shift from car to rail. Land which was... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Oxfordshire seeks employer views on workplace levy

Oxfordshire seeks employer views on workplace levy

Rhodri Clark

Oxfordshire County Council is surveying 1,500 businesses about staff travel habits, to inform its development of a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) for Oxford. The authority sees the WPL as a source of... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Dudley council rolls out free parking

Free parking has been rolled out across all of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council’s car parks, despite a trial of free parking having produced no significant increase in footfall. The council introduced a trial of two hours’ free parking at car parks in four towns in April. As the... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
6 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Could new car park solve Skye's tourist parking problem?

Could new car park solve Skye's tourist parking problem?

Patrick McDonnell

Locals on the Isle of Skye are calling for urgent... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review Features

Surrey consults on rural parking charges

Patrick McDonnell

People visiting the Surrey countryside may soon have to pay to park. Surrey County Council is consulting on the introduction of car park charges as way of helping maintain the 6,500 acres of countryside estate it owns. The county says continuing cuts to its funding, rising costs and an increasing... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News

Police Scotland says it will still enforce parking across Dumfries and Galloway

Patrick McDonnell

Police Scotland has said that it will continue enforcing parking regulations in Dumfries and Galloway following concerns raised by local councillors about an apparent increase in drivers committing contraventions.  However, the force has said its officers will need to focus on other areas of... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News

Hungry valet driver ticketed in client's car

Patrick McDonnell

A holidaymaker who was penalised after an airport valet parking firm left his car in a bus stop in Luton received an apology from the firm. It emerged that the Drivefly valet driver had stopped in the bus-stop because he wanted to buy something to eat. Graeme Philpot handed his BMW to Drivefly at... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News

Failed meet & greet firm boss has flown overseas

Patrick McDonnell

The director of a meet & greet airport parking company wanted for questioning after holidaymakers were left stranded without their cars when it ceased trading is believed to have left the UK.  Sussex Trading Standards has said there is little chance of prosecuting Umar Irshad, director of... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Man who mowed down teacher in school car park jailed

Man who mowed down teacher in school car park jailed

Patrick McDonnell

A man who tried to run over a teacher after being... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
AppyParking launches competition to create a smart parking city

AppyParking launches competition to create a smart parking city

Mark Moran

Parking app developer AppyParking has launched an Innovation... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
McArdle will manage Grid Smarter Cities' Kerb virtual parking system roll-out

McArdle will manage Grid Smarter Cities' Kerb virtual parking system roll-out

John McArdle has joined Grid Smarter Cities, a company that is developing new ways of managing the urban realm, including the provision of virtual loading bays for delivery vehicles. McArdle has worked in parking and traffic management since 1979, when he joined Strathclyde Regional Council’s Traffic... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Potter launches Parking Perspectives

Potter launches Parking Perspectives

Mark Moran

Transport consultant Andrew Potter has launched a new consultancy called Parking Perspectives. It provides... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
ZatPark customer experience brings in customer experience manager

ZatPark customer experience brings in customer experience manager

ZatPark, a cloud-based parking management system specialist, has appointed Celina Herbert as customer experience manager. She joins the company as it implements the next phase of their strategic growth plan. Her background has been in the recruitment sector,... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Clarke leaves Parkmobile Group

Clarke leaves Parkmobile Group

Harry Clarke has stepped down from his role of chief commercial officer (CCO) at Parkmobile Group Europe. It is 20... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
3 Oct 2017Parking Review Features
Where is the smart money going?

Where is the smart money going?

Chris Wilkinson

Several UK cities are looking to initiate smart projects and developments to improve the... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review Opinion
Manchester cuts phone parking service fee

Manchester cuts phone parking service fee

Manchester City Council reduced the service charge for using the PayByPhone service to 5p on 1 September. The fee was previously 10p or 20p, depending on where you... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review Products & Services
What does Brighton think of cashless payments?

What does Brighton think of cashless payments?

PayByPhone recently ran its annual customer satisfaction survey in Brighton. Looking at the results, it’s clear this method of payment is becoming more and more... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Haringey street parking goes cashless

Mark Moran

The London Borough of Haringey will have phased out all its on-street parking pay stations by the middle of October. Instead of purchasing parking sessions at a terminals, motorists will pay for their stay via the PayByPhone smartphone app or at local shops that are linked to PayPoint, the utility... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review Products & Services

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