13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Features
Five must-attend reasons to be at Smarter Travel LIVE! on 19 and 20 October

Five must-attend reasons to be at Smarter Travel LIVE! on 19 and 20 October

Smarter Travel LIVE! 2017 offers an expertly-crafted overview of need-to know people, initiatives, products and services – all in one place Resources are squeezed, time is precious and expectations upon local authorities and transport professionals increase.  The travelling public... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

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
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
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
If you go down to the woods

If you go down to the woods

Mark Moran

The Forestry Commission is experiencing a growth in visitor numbers to its... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review Products & Services
Virtual loading bays to go live in London

Virtual loading bays to go live in London

Mark Moran

The concept of a loading bay that only operates for the time it is required is set to become a reality. The virtual... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Third of local authorities have no electric vehicle chargepoints

Third of local authorities have no electric vehicle chargepoints

Mark Moran

A survey of UK local authorities into existing and planned... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Public views on private parking

Public views on private parking

Mark Moran

Motorists have serious concerns about the poor practices of some private parking companies,... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review Features
King’s Cross car park up for lighting award

King’s Cross car park up for lighting award

A new car park in London’s King’s Cross regeneration area has been shortlisted for a national lighting award. Nualight’s lighting scheme for the... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Europe’s best new build and refurbished car parks revealed

Europe’s best new build and refurbished car parks revealed

An underground car park that uses a spiral ramp approach to create structure with a minimal number columns has been named the Best New Car Park in Europe.  The Park Primo Maggio, in the Italian town of Udine was among the... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
The ticketing versus payment debate misses the point – what about fares?

The ticketing versus payment debate misses the point – what about fares?

It’s time to face up to the truth about ticketing - first generation smartcards only improved the passenger experience at the margins, even after all the initial hype with Oyster. Some would say that even that scheme nearly threw the baby out with the bathwater by introducing a... continue

30 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Police data reveals 30% increase in stolen vehicles in three years, says RAC Insurance

Police data reveals 30% increase in stolen vehicles in three years, says RAC Insurance

Mark Moran

The number of vehicles stolen in England and Wales has increased by a shocking 30% in... continue

29 Sep 2017Parking Review News

SW councils ‘halt APD devolution’

Lobbying from South West England has sidelined a Government commission’s recommendation to devolve Air Passenger Duty to the National Assembly for Wales, the chief executive of Cardiff Airport has claimed. In 2012 the Commission on Devolution in Wales, established by the UK Government,... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

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