Recent investigations into the enforcement and abuse of the system, outlined in a previous article (traffic eng control, 18 (4) April 1974) by the author, are described. Pre-purchased paper tickets or discs are displayed after being punched by the motorist with the date and time of parking. The significant abuses in Cork were found to be: display of wrongly dated disc; punching a later starting time; not displaying a disc; and overstaying the permitted time. A relatively low level of enforcement (approximately one warden per 200 spaces) is thought to be responsible for 50 per cent of all on-street parking being illegal. The author reviews the success of the system in five small towns in Sweden where the general opinion is that there is little difference in cost between the park system and parking meters. However the author claims that the park system has several advantages for small cities, the cost of a disc can be easily varied, and it has returned a financial surplus every year since its introduction in Cork. (TRRL)

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cinneide, D O
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

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  • Accession Number: 00310131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM