Parking restrictions in Southampton

The Daily Echo reports on the Council’s draft parking policy. [pdf]

Transport chiefs say higher parking charges could be brought in to “encourage the use of other modes of transport where feasible”, such as buses and bicycles.

Cycling campaign chairman Lindsi Bluemel is quoted in the article,

Lindsi Bluemel from Southampton Cycling Campaign welcomed any moves to encourage commuters to ditch their cars but was doubtful the policy would go far enough.
She said: “I am not sure it will work to be honest but anything that makes things better for cycling increases the number of cyclists. I am slightly concerned about not providing parking as it creates problems for residents.

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