Alternatives to parking meters and cashless meters are investigated, giving as an example the card system which has been in use in Scandinavia for some years. The "park system" relies on use of parking cards which are distributed through retail outlets and are bought by motorists in books of 10. On parking, the motorist uses an ignition key to punch a hole through the month, day and time, to the nearest five minutes, and displays the card where it can be seen by the traffic warden. It has the slight disadvantage in that it is inconvenient for the occassional visitor, but this can be overcome by the use of a ticket dispenser. However, one of the many advantages of the system over parking meters is that it does not need defined meter bays and in practice, 12 per cent more cars can be parked in the same street length once operating costs have been accounted for, the system shows a 63 per cent increase in overall profit compared with parking meters. There is also an absence of street clutter and resident discount schemes can be easily accommodated. (TRRL)

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    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Sedgwick, T
  • Publication Date: 1985-6-20

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 12-13
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 165
    • Issue Number: 4849
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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  • Accession Number: 00457342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 10:01PM