Thursday, October 26, 2006

Escalating Parking Fees

So called 'Gas Guzzlers' are facing a huge rise in the cost of residents' parking permits in Richmond, the home of YourParkingSpace. The BBC have reported that Richmond residents with two high-emission cars could pay £750 compared to the £200 a year currently paid.

It was only a few years ago that parking restrictions were introduced in parts of Richmond, originally designed to help local residents be able to park their car outside their home. It now seems these regulations are being used to prosecute certain motorists, although fairly environmentalists would say. It's sure to create quite a debate if introduced nationwide.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Parking Down Under

Parking in Australia is also a very topical issue. A similar site to ours has been set up. The founder is being interviewed about the site in the video below (after the advert):

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As expected the council isn't too fond of the scheme. Are there any car lovers in government?