12 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Free parking trialled in Ellesmere Port

Cheshire West and Chester Council is trialling a free parking offer at its Wellington Road North car park. Parking will be available free of charge all day until the car park closes at 7pm, every day of the week, until the end of December. The council hopes that providing free parking will increase... continue

9 Jul 2019Parking Review News

Free parking will help NHS staff’s sense of wellbeing

Access to free parking is a key element of a staff benefits programme launched by Milton Keynes University Hospital Foundation Trust. The benefits on offer will include free parking in a newly built staff car park.  The trust will also launch a ‘green’ travel plan which will... continue

9 Jul 2019Parking Review News
Newcastle’s Premium Meet & Greet opens

Newcastle’s Premium Meet & Greet opens

Newcastle International Airport has opened its new Premium Meet & Greet car park. The airport announced plans to upgrade the car parking facilities... continue

9 Jul 2019Parking Review News

Support for a Cambridge congestion charge

About a third of commuters support the use of a congestion charge to end gridlock on Cambridge’s roads. Five thousand people took part in a month-long survey organised by the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), which decides how to spend government money on infrastructure in Cambridge and... continue

9 Jul 2019Parking Review News

Welsh AMs steer clear of workplace parking levy

A workplace parking levy (WPL) for Newport and Cardiff was conspicuous by its absence when Welsh Assembly Members debated alternatives to the M4 Relief Road, a week after the proposed new road was formally cancelled. John Griffiths, Labour AM for Newport East, suggested greater promotion of car... continue

9 Jul 2019Parking Review News

No parking charges for carers in Oldham

Healthcare workers and carers in Oldham will no longer have to pay to park while visiting vulnerable residents under plans introduced by the local council.Carers working in the borough’s five ‘clusters’ will be able to get a parking pass rather than having to pay for the meter... continue

9 Jul 2019Parking Review News

On-street parking charges set to double in Lewes

East Sussex County Council is to consult on proposals to increase on-street parking fees. The price of residents’ permits and pay & display public parking are both set to rise. The public consultation will seek views on standardising the county’s on-street parking charges throughout... continue

9 Jul 2019Parking Review News

Scottish councils make £44.6m surplus from parking, says RAC Foundation

Councils in Scotland made a combined surplus of £44.6m from their parking activities in 2017-18. This was an increase on the £42m surplus recorded in the previous financial year, 2016-17. The numbers are revealed in analysis of official data carried out for the RAC Foundation by... continue

9 Jul 2019Parking Review News

English council parking surplus on course to reach £1bn, predicts RAC Foundation

Parking made the front pages of both The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Express last month, which reported that councils are on course to make a £1bn surplus over the coming year, all at the expense of motorists and retailers. The front page splashes were a response to the RAC... continue

9 Jul 2019Parking Review News

Road traffic ‘must be cut 20% to hit net zero’

Road traffic must be cut by 20 per cent by 2030, all road building must cease, and the cost of air travel will have to rise significantly to ensure the UK hits its net zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050, environmental campaigners said this week. Campaign group Friends of the Earth and... continue

5 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
New co-ordinating body to lead capital’s electric vehicle drive

New co-ordinating body to lead capital’s electric vehicle drive

A pan-London co-ordination body to oversee electric vehicle charge point installation is recommended in London mayor Sadiq Khan’s new EV infrastructure delivery plan.  “It is very clear that there is strong support for the setting up... continue

5 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Nottingham opens EV service centre

Nottingham City Council is to open its own electric vehicle service centre this summer,  believed to be the first in the UK run by a local authority. Nottingham Electric Vehicle Services (NEVS) will offer MOTs and servicing to customers across the city and beyond, as well as maintaining the... continue

5 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Council to demolish homes to solve air pollution problem

Andrew Forster

A row of homes on a road in South Wales are likely to be demolished to ensure the area complies with the EU limit value for nitrogen dioxide concentrations.  Caerphilly County Borough Council’s cabinet last week approved a plan to purchase, via compulsory purchase if necessary, 23... continue

5 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT plans tougher engine idling fines

The DfT is to consult on increasing the fines for drivers who leave their engines idling while parked. The consultation, to be launched later this summer, will also explore how to deal with repeat offenders who keep their engines running following several warnings.... continue

5 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Contactless tickets on Metrolink

Transport for Greater Manchester will introduce contactless ticketing on the Metrolink next week. Passengers can already use a contactless bank card to buy tickets from ticket machines but the new ‘intelligent’ contactless system will remove the need to buy a ticket or download the app.... continue

5 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
Edinburgh rules out installing pedestrian countdown timers

Edinburgh rules out installing pedestrian countdown timers

Andrew Forster

The City of Edinburgh Council has ruled out introducing... continue

5 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Citizen’s Assembly to consider net zero

Six House of Commons select committees are joining forces to hold a citizens’ assembly on how the Government’s net zero greenhouse gas emissions target for 2050 can be achieved. The committees are: business, energy and industrial strategy; environmental audit; communities and local... continue

5 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Scots councils awarded £20m to advance the EV revolution

Andrew Forster

The Scottish Government has awarded councils £20.6m to fund the installation of more electric vehicle charging points and procure more electric vehicles. Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee, Edinburgh and Falkirk councils will share £12.1m in the first round of the Switched on Towns and Cities... continue

5 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
Dundee Goes Electric

Dundee Goes Electric

Dundee used to be famous for the three Js – jute, jam and journalism... continue

5 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Telefonica wins TfW data contract

Transport for Wales has awarded Telefonica a £115,000 contract to supply origin-destination mobile phone network data for the whole of Wales and bordering areas of England, to inform matrices for two new regional transport models.... continue

5 Jul 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

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