The findings and recommendations of the Multiple Shops Federation form the basis of this survey. Since the carborne shopper is an increasingly vital factor in a town's prosperity, the siting and standards of design and construction of car parks are studied and cost calculated in close relation to regional requirements. Statistics are based on actual figures in Great Britain in 1970, with predictions for 1975 and 1980 and a range of minimum standards in car space are calculated to meet normal weekly peak shopping. Siting is to be governed largely by local planning authorities, commuter parking lying on the outer, or public transport, distribution routes, and parks for carborne shoppers on the inner circuit as close as possible to shopping centres. Construction, usually multi-storied, should be compatible with surrounding building design, and contain adequate toilet and lift facilities, trolley bays, and ample turning-points. All parks are to be clearly indicated, and easily accessible. Parking charges should be realistic, but not excessive. Cost calculation includes two suggested schemes which may help local authorities to meet the heavy capital expenditure.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Multiple Shops Federation

    Commonwealth House, 1-19 New Oxford Street
    London WC1A 1PA,   England 
  • Publication Date: 0


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM