15 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Congestion at Severn Crossing set to worsen after end of toll

Rhodri Clark

The UK Government’s announcement that the M4 Severn Crossings tolls will be abolished slightly earlier than planned has coincided with official acknowledgement that congestion in the region will worsen. Statistics obtained by LTT confirm that traffic has grown substantially this year, despite... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Assumptions over speed camera stats are fatally flawed

Idris Francis Petersfield Hampshire GU32

“The updated analysis” which the Cambridge authorities state “has resulted in strengthening our recommendations to upgrade our safety camera network” (LTT 28 Sep) remains seriously flawed because its estimate of “normal” pre-installation levels of Fatal and... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Pay for parking with plastic... bottles

Pay for parking with plastic... bottles

CitiPark is letting customers pay for parking with plastic bottles as part of a recycling initiative at its flagship Merrion Centre site in Leeds. To claim... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Council-run parking contributes £3.58bn per year to London’s economy, says ITP report

Council-run parking contributes £3.58bn per year to London’s economy, says ITP report

Parking management undertaken by councils is an “essential public service” that benefits London’s economy while helping to deal with traffic, improve air quality and ensure better road safety, states a report commissioned by London Councils.  The London boroughs association commissioned consultant Integrated... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Bristol looks at congestion and parking levies to fund transport strategy

Bristol looks at congestion and parking levies to fund transport strategy

Bristol City Council has suggested introducing a workplace parking levy or a congestion charge to fund significant investments in public transport infrastructure. The prospect of new levies on motorists is raised in the Bristol Transport Strategy, which sets out how the city’s council... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Teacher spared jail after driving at Manchester Airport parking official

Patrick McDonnell

A teacher has been spared a custodial jail sentence after driving at a parking attendant at Manchester Airport after a row over drop-off costs.  Graham Benbow, 55, who works at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, was given a six-month suspended sentence after admitting dangerous driving at... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

APCOA wins South Western Railway contract

South Western Railway (SWR) has appointed APCOA Parking (UK) at all 135 station car parks across its franchise. The contract is for four years and comes with a possible extension of one year. It commenced on 20 September. APCOA is responsible for providing car park management and new technology,... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Hertfordshire councils appoint APCOA as enforcement contractor

East Hertfordshire District Council, Stevenage Borough Council and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council have appointed APCOA Parking (UK) as their parking management contractor. The five-year contract, which comes into effect on 17 January 2019, covers services including the enforcement of on-street and... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
26,000 sign free hospital parking petition

26,000 sign free hospital parking petition

A petition calling for an immediate end to car parking charges at all NHS hospitals was delivered to Number 10 Downing Street last month (10 September). The online... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Residents in 'parking chaos' area earn £5 to rent drives

Residents living near a government office in Blackpool where there is pressure on parking have been asked if they will rent out driveways for £5 a week. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) office has just 1,000 of its 3,000 civil servants. This leads to staff often parking on local... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

ParkCloud seals deal with Amadeus travel platform

Parking reservation business ParkCloud, has agreed a new technology partnership with travel distribution platform Amadeus, operator of the CheckMyTrip app. With over 500,000 active users, CheckMyTrip allows holidaymakers to upload and manage their travel itineraries and aims to amalgamate schedules... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review Products & Services

Paris-Beauvais Airport renews relationship with ParkCloud

Online parking reservation service ParkCloud has renewed its contract with French international airport Paris-Beauvais Airport, one of the three international airports serving France’s capital. ParkCloud, which worked in partnership with the airport for over four years, will offers passengers... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review Products & Services
Morrison’s Higginson becomes chair of YourParkingSpaces

Morrison’s Higginson becomes chair of YourParkingSpaces

Andrew Higginson, chairman of retailer Morrisons, has been appointed as non-executive chairman of online parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk. The arrival of Higginson, which is in an external capacity to his current... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Coltman is Smart Parking’s UK CEO

Coltman is Smart Parking’s UK CEO

Nigel Coltman has bee appointed as the new chief executive of Smart Parking Technology in the UK. Coltman joins the... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Riding the long road pays off

Riding the long road pays off

Cycling duo raise £40k for air ambulance and fight against motor neurone disease Tim Daniels, sales and... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Rochford makes PayByPhone its cashless option

Rochford makes PayByPhone its cashless option

The PayByPhone mobile parking app is now the only cashless parking option on offer in the Essex town of Rochford. Rather than accept card payments at pay & display terminals,... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review Products & Services
6 Oct 2018Parking Review Products & Services
All hail King Cashless

All hail King Cashless

Anthony Cashel

Over the past few years technological advancements have... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review Features
A cure for mixed-use car parks?

A cure for mixed-use car parks?

Many car parks have a mix of users, comprising the public, contract customers and permit holders. Parking payment and... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review Products & Services
Cashless payment and use of ANPR rising in retail parking, says JLL

Cashless payment and use of ANPR rising in retail parking, says JLL

Car parks are a vital element of shopping centres, but how does parking fit into the business of retail? Insights into the running costs, tariffs, profitability and impact of technology on retail parking is provided by property services company JLL, which has just... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

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