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Council in volunteer parking warden plan

01/09/2011

Volunteer traffic wardens could be recruited to help deal with parking problems in Weston-super-mare.

APT Skidata wins Hilton parking job

29/09/2011

APT Skidata  has won the contract to provide an integrated parking system at Hilton Worldwide’s new Heathrow Terminal 5 property.

Council parking department loses thousands

04/07/2012

The parking enforcement division in Mid Devon lost more than £46,000 last year, according to figures from the local council.

Metric wins Salford parking contract

17/07/2012

Metric Parking has won a tender to supply solar and hybrid powered pay and display parking machines for a new council car park for hospital visitors and staff.

Trials start on parking bay sensor scheme

16/08/2012

Westminster council has launched a pilot scheme to help drivers find on-street parking spaces in central London.

Traffic warden karate-kicked in head

13/09/2012

Shocking CCTV footage has emerged of the moment a traffic warden was karate-kicked in the head.

Councils make 15% more in parking charges

09/01/2013

Councils in England made over £411m in parking charges last year - an increase of 14.9% on the previous year.

Signs mix-up could make parking fines "unlawful"

13/02/2013

Almost 350,000 parking fines totalling £23m may have been unlawfully issued to motorists in London.

Gloucestershire gets tough over parking

04/04/2013

South Gloucestershire Council is taking a firmer line with parking rules after drivers were accused of abusing relaxed regulations.

Double yellows painted in alleway too narrow to drive down

16/04/2013

Double yellow lines have been painted in an alleyway in Swindon that is too narrow to drive down.

Parking on double yellow lines could be allowed

29/07/2013

Motorists could be allowed to park on double yellow lines for up to 15 minutes under plans mooted by the Conservatives.

TfL consults over increase to Stop and Shop parking time

21/08/2013

Transport for London (TfL) is consulting Londoners on a proposal to increase parking time from 20 to 30 minutes at 600 Stop and Shop parking bays across the capital.

Pickles wants ban on “unfair” parking charges

27/09/2013

The use of fixed cameras and CCTV vehicles to catch people parking illegally in the UK could be banned.

Mayor announces increased parking times in London

20/11/2013

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced parking times will be increased at 600 parking bays across the capital.

LGA warns against CCTV parking ban

10/04/2014

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned against plans to ban CCTV parking cameras.

Swarco acquires British traffic group APT

09/05/2014

Traffic technology group Swarco has acquired the APT group of companies, creating one of the largest traffic and parking management systems businesses in Europe.

Government bans use of CCTV ‘spy cars’ for on-street parking enforcement

23/06/2014

The government is set to ban the use of CCTV ‘spy cars’ in an effort to rein-in over zealous parking enforcement practices.  

Councils face challenge over parking policies

01/09/2014

Local residents and businesses could be given powers to challenge councils over the use of yellow lines and unfair parking charges.

RAC Foundation: Motorists could reclaim ‘millions’ in illegal parking fines

23/02/2015

Motorists could be entitled to tens of millions of pounds in refunds after the RAC Foundation discovered that thousands of drivers are likely to have been illegally penalised for parking too long on private land.

New parking laws introduced

06/03/2015

Drivers will now get a 10-minute grace period before being given a parking ticket under new measures introduced by the government.

CCTV camera car launched in Cardiff

08/06/2015

A CCTV camera car costing £40,000 will be used to catch motorists who park illegally and ignore traffic regulations in Cardiff, Wales.

Huge fine for council after car park barrier tragedy

14/09/2015

North Lincolnshire Council has been fined £160,000 after a man died when his car drove into a horizontal swing barrier gate to a car park at a sports ground.

Trial to improve conditions for disabled drivers

03/12/2015

New technology that could eliminate the issue of inconsiderate drivers parking in disabled bays is being trialled by Westminster Council.

Less than four weeks to go before Intertraffic Amsterdam

07/03/2016

Intertraffic Amsterdam – the international trade fair for infrastructure, ITS traffic management, safety and parking – is less than a month away.

Intertraffic 2016 "bigger and better than ever"

04/04/2016

The organiser of Intertraffic Amsterdam says the 2016 show will be the biggest ever, with more than 800 exhibitors and 27,000 visitors.

Motorists support residents’ parking schemes

13/04/2016

Almost half of motorists are in favour of residents’ parking schemes despite realising they just shift the problem to another area.

£756m surplus from council parking

13/12/2016

Westminster had the largest parking surplus in 2015/16 of £55.9 million with the amount of money left over from council parking operations during this period reaching a record high of £756m.

£4 million awarded for UK traveller information technology solutions

22/02/2017

Apps that notify motorists of congestion and available parking spaces, and real time journey information for visually impaired passengers, are just some of the projects that will receive a share of £4 million government technology funding.

Councils failing on parking information

02/02/2018

A society of public sector IT practitioners has accused council parking services of failing when it comes to online information and services, with disabled drivers in particular losing out.

International alliance formed to improve parking data

17/05/2018

Dave Smith, head of public affairs and research at the British Parking Association gives readers the lowdown on the latest international moves to provide drivers with a better parking experience and authorities with better information.

Call for 'common sense' as Scotland moves to ban pavement parking

11/06/2018

The Scottish Government's long-awaited Transport Bill aims to ban pavement parking and strengthen the powers of the country’s roadworks tsar.

Reading seeks to curb traffic as growth fuels pollution

09/07/2018

Reading Borough Council is proposing a raft of measures to tackle congestion and air pollution, including a possible workplace parking levy.

Transport and planning groups call for 'maximum parking standards'

16/07/2018

A major alliance of transport and planning groups has called for the Government to allow councils to set maximum parking standards for their areas under potential changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), in order to combat urban sprawl and congestion.

Campaigners claim partial victory on maximum parking standards

27/07/2018

The Government's revised National Planning Policy Framework has left local transport planners with enough wriggle room to support limiting parking spaces for major developments, senior sources have told Highways.

DfT 'considering TRO alternative' to tackle pavement parking

03/09/2018

The Department for Transport has responded to criticism from charity leaders who have accused ministers of stalling on the issue of pavement parking.

Talking autonomous valet parking, innovative tolling and manufacturer mobility

19/09/2018

In the Talking Transport podcast for Wednesday, SMART Highways editor Paul Hutton talks new ways of enforcement, automated valet parking, carmakers’ views on mobility and gets a Chinese perspective on connectivity.

Parking management worth £3.6bn, London boroughs say

03/10/2018

London’s boroughs have made the business case for their parking management, with a new report that estimates that it is worth £3.58bn per year to the capital’s economy.

London penalty charge notices up 10%

14/11/2018

The number of penalty charge notices issued by London’s highway authorities rose by 10% during the last financial year.

MPs back parking ticket appeals reform

26/11/2018

The Government has backed a ‘one-stop shop’ for appeals for private parking fines, with the legislation approved by MPs.

£500k up for grabs in local transport data competition

20/12/2018

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a £500,000 competition focused on opening up local authority parking and traffic management data.

Parking charges increase by £170m in five years

09/01/2019

Council chiefs have defended themselves after new research revealed local authorities have increased their revenue from parking charges by nearly £170m in five years, while simultaneously cutting road improvements.

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