PARKING CONTROL: FROM PRINCIPLE TO PRACTICE. PROCEEDINGS OF TRL PARKING SEMINAR, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD, 23-24TH MARCH 1995. PARKING POLICY AND PLANNING GUIDANCE

This paper discusses some implications of the Department of the Environment's (DoE) complementary guidance notes PPG6 and PPG13 for parking provision in the UK. PPG6 emphasises choice of the means of access to retail facilities, but states that, in some urban centres, the total provision of car parking facilities may need to be controlled to limit traffic congestion. PPG13 raises the issue of how far the implementation of restraint measures, including those on car parking, can be used to induce change of road user behaviour. The Department of Transport (DOT) and the DoE have commissioned a joint study, for about 18 months, to monitor the implementation of PPG13. Two current DOT research projects are studying: (1) the effects of parking policies; and (2) parking and traffic demand. The paper considers the development of parking strategies and some more radical options. It also comments on the role of Regional Planning Guidance in influencing parking standards. In general, the UK Government is committed to the revitalisation of urban centres, so that they can become more attractive and competitive, and provide for both car and non-car modes. For the covering abstract see IRRD 871940.

  • Corporate Authors:

    TRL

    Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom  RG40 3GA
  • Authors:
    • Edwards, J
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 103-8
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1995 12:00AM