Our parking team helps local authorities develop parking strategies and policies that reflect their individual requirements so that parking management is responsive to local issues, while still being consistent with national policy frameworks.
In the current economic climate, falling revenues from parking is placing considerable pressure on a number of local authorities we work with. Falling PCN revenue is expected as compliance improves, but many councils are concerned by the drop in pay and display and car park revenues.
A number of our recent projects have helped local authorities with short-term measures and longer-term strategies to address falling parking revenues from their on and off street parking assets. We review clients’ operations and assets, provide operational, capital and revenue forecasting and can assess future parking supply and demand in order to make sure that parking strategies are fit for purpose and can stand the test of time.
These projects included:
- Assessing the financial viability of different tariffs in nine town centre car parks
- Individual parking assessments which looked at predicted usage at different tariffs for both on-street an off-street parking
- The preparation of a 12 year regional parking strategy covering 11 town centres which analysed the appropriate mix of on-street and car park provision
- Assessing whether pay and display or pay on foot systems would be more economically viable for individual car parks
- Compliance surveys, mystery shopping and shadow enforcement to assess on-street enforcement to improve both efficiency and customer service
Recent customers include Reading, West Sussex, Forest of Dean, South Somerset, New Forest councils and the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Islington and Lambeth.