Parking.

More people would use the city centre if there was more parking at a decent price (less than £1 /hour. The first 90 minutes should be free for on street parking to allow people to pop in. Also improve the buses! They need to be frequent, reliable and clean.

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5 comments on “Parking.

  1. I’m with you on improving the buses, but not on parking costs. Worcester is one of the cheapest City’s to park in and also has a higher number of parking spaces than most other towns and Cities of a similar size. The result is that there’s very little incentive for those travelling into the City Centre to either consider not doing so at peak times, using other means (car share/bus/train/bike/walk) or deferring their journey to a time when they can combine it with another purpose. That’s why there’s already so much congestion and this will only massively increase as the City’s population increases by 25% and more so because most of the new housing development is outside the City, but immediately adjacent to the City’s boundaries in Malvern Hills and Wychavon. A proposal was put to County and City to increase parking costs and use the extra income to subsidise imporve bus services. Unfortunately this was rejected by the Leaders at County and City. Unfortunately from your perspective it means parking costs won’t decrease, but it also means bus services won’t improve and even more will want to drive and park in the City. So the net result is no lower parking costs, more delays stuck in traffic and extra time and expense driving around looking for a free parking space. The net result is higher cost, more time and less convenience for yourself. Unless of course you walk or cycle!

  2. No, definitely not, unless such car parking is outside the city centre and supported by a park & ride service as well as safe and easy walking & cycling infrastructure. Car parking in the city centre should be discouraged, as should all through traffic. The only parking in the city centre should be for (1) disabled – with checks for blue badge abuse, (2) taxis, (3) buses, (4) delivery vehicles – only during restricted hours, and (5) bicycles. More city centre streets should be designated as pedestrian and cycle only.

  3. I agree with the previous comment. If anything parking should be more expensive with the increase in revenue invested in public transport.

  4. No, no, no!! Free or cheap parking would only encourage yet more people to drive into the city centre. We need to keep cars out to reduce congestion, reduce pollution, reduce accidents. Put park and ride facilities on the outskirts of the city and run free or cheap buses into the city centre.

  5. No, no, no!! Free or cheap parking would only encourage yet more people to drive into the city centre. We need to keep cars out to reduce congestion, reduce pollution, reduce accidents. Put park and ride facilities on the outskirts of the city and run free or cheap buses into the city centre.

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