PARKING CONTROL: FROM PRINCIPLE TO PRACTICE. PROCEEDINGS OF TRL PARKING SEMINAR, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD, 23-24TH MARCH 1995. PARKING - THE CORNERSTONE OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT POLICY

This paper explores the potential and problems of introducing car parking policies in the UK, that are based on the Department of the Environment's (DoE's) PPG13 guidelines. It examines both good and bad practice in the UK and abroad. It then discusses the following issues that should be addressed within the context of local plans: (1) parking and modal choice; (2) the desire for car parking space; (3) urban centre parking; (4) the development of parking standards; (5) suitable car parking standards; (6) the use of existing spaces; (7) the control of private non-residential (PNR) parking; and (8) voluntary company transport plans. The results of several relevant surveys are presented. Finally, the author presents some proposals which would require some reconsideration of strategies at all levels of decision making. It is important for local authorities to develop a parking plan for each urban area, which should consider: (1) parking standards for new developments; (2) strategy for publicly available spaces; (3) on-street provision and enforcement; (4) provision and promotion of central retail space; (5) strategy for existing PNR parking; and (6) park-and-ride. This plan should be consistent with regional, structure and local plans. For the covering abstract see IRRD 871940.

  • Corporate Authors:

    TRL

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

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 109-19
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1995 12:00AM