On-street parking tariffs: need for strategic approach which supports public transport and cycling recognised by County committee

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The Corporate Infrastructure and Regulatory Services Scrutiny Committee debated a ‘call in’ of proposed increases in on-street parking charges, which the Lib Dems argued were inconsistent and in some cases excessive. However the point was made by Labour Councillor Yvonne Atkinson that we need to look at the possibility of using parking income to support public transport and cycling. I urged a more ‘strategic’ approach and this was recommended by the Committee.

One thought on “On-street parking tariffs: need for strategic approach which supports public transport and cycling recognised by County committee

    Kenneth Gorf said:
    March 28, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    One of the unexpected and unpopular results of recent increases in car parking charges is that many employees of businesses in town centre locations are parking their cars in residential neighbourhoods to avoid paying for parking. This negates revenues from car parks and street parking, and upsets the residents where “free” parking has become common and a nuisance.

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