The London Borough of Croydon is now the largest commercial centre in South East England outside Central London. Residents in the central and retail zone are finding it increasingly difficult to find parking spaces. An extended controlled parking zone, sub-divided into five smaller district zones is to be operated on the basis of 'shared use' Pay and Display. An annual residents' parking permit will allow parking at any of the Pay and Display bays in their zone without buying a ticket. If they cross into another zone they will have to buy a ticket as normal. The new scheme does away with parking metres in all but isolated sites, and an extra 1070 new spaces have been created. Parking restrictions in all zones will shortly be reduced to 9am to 5pm to allow residents to find spaces on return from work. Off peak parking is being allowed on some main traffic routes. Pricing is to be increased to be more in line with the 1960s where parking costs were around eight per cent of income. One of the main problems has been in the making of traffic orders for all spaces in the area. Residents' permits are colour coded for one particular region; the council is considering bar coding to check permit validity. (TRRL)

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    D.R. Publications Limited

    Faversham House, 111 St James Road
    Croydon, Surrey CR9 2TH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1991-1


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00617631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM