30 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
15 Aug 2018Parking Review News
Hospital parking needs sensitive treatment

Hospital parking needs sensitive treatment

The issue of parking within hospitals evokes strong emotions and seems to be constantly in the news. Finding a balance between meeting the cost of delivering a service... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review Features
Northampton General Hospital adopts PayByPhone service

Northampton General Hospital adopts PayByPhone service

Northampton Hospital is allowing members of the public using its car parks to skip the pay & display machines and purchase parking via their phones instead. “Patients and visitors started enquiring about... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review Features
9 Aug 2018Parking Review Features
Leeds' university parking team is top of the class

Leeds' university parking team is top of the class

Majid Khan

With 34,000 students and a staff of 8,000, the University of Leeds is one of the largest centres of higher education in the UK and the third largest employer in the city. Covering a square mile and... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review Features
Empty parking spaces can be turned into a steady income stream

Empty parking spaces can be turned into a steady income stream

Sarah Calvert

In recent years we have been on a rollercoaster ride of... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review Opinion

Towards a new Future of Mobility – understanding key trends

Last month, the Governement launched the first stages of its Future of Mobility Grand Challenge, declaring that the UK is on the cusp of 'a profound change in how we move people, goods and services around our towns, cities and countryside...driven by extraordinary innovation in engineering,... continue

6 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Traffic surge on Severn Bridges

Traffic on the M4 Severn crossings has increased by more than 10 per cent this summer. Toll charges reduced on 8 January, when the previous private concession ended and VAT was no longer chargeable. Tolls will be abolished at the end of this year. There was significantly more traffic in each month... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Scots A9 dualling will undermine rail freight goal

David Spaven Scottish representative Rail Freight Group Edinburgh EH10

One of the key criteria for judging the impact of raising HGV speed limits should be the impact on rail freight (‘Scots Government awaits DfT study of HGV speed limit rise’ LTT 20 Jul). For road hauliers, the impact of raising the speed limit to 50mph on single-carriageway sections of... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Think about the accident rate before raising HGV speed limit

Philippa Edmunds Freight on Rail manager Campaign for Better Transport London EC1M

Regarding your story about the Scottish Government awaiting the research findings on raising HGV speed limits in England and Wales, the reality is that the research is not going to admit that the Government made the wrong decision by increasing the limits (‘Scots Government awaits DfT study... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Wandsworth expands cashless parking provision

Wandsworth expands cashless parking provision

Wandsworth Council is rolling out almost 800 new cashless and contactless pay & display across the borough, starting this month. The London council has ordered around 590 new... continue

2 Aug 2018Parking Review Products & Services
Total Car Parks calls for more for secure P&D machines

Total Car Parks calls for more for secure P&D machines

Operator Total Car Parks is urging parking machine manufacturers to create pay & display terminals that are better able to deter criminal activity. Essy Eslamian, managing director of Total Car Parks, spoke out... continue

30 Jul 2018Parking Review News

RSPB to appeal after Anglesey rejects parking meters plan for South Stack

The RSPB is appeal against Anglesey Council’s refusal of planning permission for pay & display machines at a reserve in North Wales.  Anglesey Council’s planning committee went against the advice of officers and turned down an application install meters at Elin’s Tower... continue

30 Jul 2018Parking Review News
UK’s airports raise pick-up car park fees, says RAC

UK’s airports raise pick-up car park fees, says RAC

More than half of the UK’s biggest airports have raised fees for drivers parking to pick up friends or family members this summer, analysis by the RAC has found. Thirteen airports have increased... continue

30 Jul 2018Parking Review News

Manchester City Council team to tackle rogue ‘meet & greet’ airport parking firms

Manchester City Council has set up a dedicated enforcement team to tackle the problem of cars being parked obstructively by rogue airport meet & greet companies during the school summer holidays. The council is concerned about ‘cowboy’ firms that advertise online, promising... continue

30 Jul 2018Parking Review News

Croydon to retain free parking bays and cheap residents’ permits

The cost of residents’ parking permits and free parking bays will be protected under planned revisions to charges across Croydon. The current fee for a first resident’s parking permit would remain and short-stay free parking bays in 11 district and local centres across the south London... continue

30 Jul 2018Parking Review News

English councils are set to generate £900m surplus from parking, says RAC Foundation

Local authorities in England are predicting to make a joint surplus of almost £900m from their parking operations in the current financial year, reports the RAC Foundation. The official figures supplied to government by the 354 local authorities (including Transport for London) forecast that... continue

30 Jul 2018Parking Review Features
Where did the time go?

Where did the time go?

It is 60 years since the first parking meters appeared on a British street when... continue

30 Jul 2018Parking Review Opinion
30 Jul 2018Parking Review News
VW to launch vehicle-on-demand service

VW to launch vehicle-on-demand service

Volkswagen plans to offer car-sharing services via its new WE customer platform.  WE will begin rolling out vehicle-on-demand services in Germany... continue

30 Jul 2018Parking Review News

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