Tell us your views on proposed changes to improve city council car parking provision.
Accessible, affordable car parking of a high standard in the city centre is vital for visitors, residents and businesses. We have already created over 400 new on-street spaces to support the evening economy, opened a new car park next to Phoenix Square and introduced more flexible parking standards for office developments.
We now want to do more and reduce some charges and simplify the number of charges for both on and off-street parking. We intend to make it easier to park in better quality car parks.
We want to find out what you think of our ideas for improving parking provision.
1. On-street parking
This type of parking is popular particularly for people who make shorter visits to the heart of the city, as well as for longer stays on the edge of the city centre.
Simplify charges for on-street parking, introducing reduced rates of £1 for one hour’s parking in central locations and £1 for two hours further out.
Reduce many other charges and make them all whole pounds (i.e. £1, £2, etc.) to simplify payment.
Replace pay and display machines with a simpler model, removing the need to enter your registration number.
2. Surface level car parks
Good quality surface car parks help to supplement on-street parking and provide alternative parking options for people who don’t like multi-storeys.
Simplify and reduce many charges at council and make them all whole pounds to simplify payment.
Introduce reduced charges of £1 for one or two hours depending on location.
Install new signage and simpler pay and display machines allowing payment by credit and debit card at all car parks.
Plan new surface level car parks at Newarke Street and St Nicholas Circle particularly to support the historic old town and Lanes areas of the city centre.
Continue to take action against unauthorised, poor quality car parks on derelict land.
3. Multi-storey car parks
The majority of city centre parking is provided in multi-storey car parks. The Council operates two of the ten car parks in the city centre – the Haymarket and Newarke Street.
Introduce a new and simpler structure of charges at council operated multi-storey car parks.
Explore opportunities to work with other car park owners to introduce consistency in charges and operation across car parks.
Improve the quality of council operated car parks with new signage, more regular cleaning and maintenance.
The complete action plan is available to download at the bottom of the page.
We want to find out what you think about these proposals.
The consultation period will end on 22nd April 2014 after which your views will be considered before a programme of works is announced.