Parking problems in Stevenage caused the Borough Council to commission three parking studies last year. Studies on parking in the new town centre and in old Stevenage were undertaken by consulting engineers Frank Graham and a study on parking in residential areas by the borough's transportation and development group. In the town centre the existing level of on and off-street parking, the current demand and existing problems were identified and estimates made of likely requirements in 1995 and 2005. Traffic flows, turning movements and purpose of visit were also studied. A large amount of useful data was obtained showing in particular an anticipated requirement for more parking. Developers will be asked to provide 1 space per 25 square metre retail area. In the old town a similar study was carried out, also including the use of a lorry park. Most parking is uncontrolled here and problems are described in finding a way to manage it. In the residential areas current levels of parking provision and existing problems were identified and a questionnaire sent to residents. Only 82% of cars were found to have spaces and in future estimates this fell to 62%. A sum of 3 million pounds was suggested for an area-wide provision of parking bays and laybys. (TRRL)

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    Reed Business Information, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • BEAN, D
  • Publication Date: 1990-7-26


  • English

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  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 174
    • Issue Number: 5105
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00617398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM