Monday, February 19, 2007

Road Pricing Petition Deadline

The deadline to sign the petition against the planned vehicle tracking and road pricing policy is fast approaching, due to expire in a couple of hours time. With over one and a half million signatures the questions is will the government listen? Apparently Tony Blair will be sending out an email later this week explaining why he believes in the policy. It could be an interesting read.

But why does no one answer one question. The more we drive the more we pay, achieved through petrol tax. Road pricing would allow variable rates to be introduced but does that really justify spending hundreds of millions, if not billions, of pounds on a tracking system? Or is the real reason that as cars become more environmentally friendly petrol tax revenue will decline greatly, meaning that the government has to identify other ways of taxing motorists?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Rent a Parking Space That Much Sooner

For those looking to find or rent a parking space sooner check out It's an online car parking portal - the difference with us is that they deal with all the payment details and take a small commission once someone is found to rent your parking space. They have many parking spaces in London available to rent so take a look to see if you can find your perfect parking space, naturally after you've checked our site.

For a guide on exactly how the site works you'd be best checking out the two 'how it works' sections - Search and Book Parking and Rent a Parking Space. Again, like us it's free of charge to register.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Car Parking Around The Globe

Progressive parking solutions have been making the news over in the US recently, with NewYork's first robotic parking garage being opened. As mentioned in one of our earlier posts, this is seen as the solution in America to the parking problem - we've gone for driveways, they've chosen robots. It'll be interesting to see whether Americans trust a robot to park their car - previous trials have apparently resulted in dropped vehicles and trapped cars.

The US is also leading the way with in-car technology, this time with car parking availability being streamed directly to people's dashboards. How long until we see something similar in the UK? We wouldn't count on it being any time soon. The UK authorities have been busy during the last month doing what they do best... unveiling devices that issue more parking fines, this time in the form of high-tech cars which use a CCTV camera fitted in a periscope. Nice to see that progress is being made.

Back here at YourParkingSpace January has been our busiest month. Parking space enquiries are going through the site every day, and for those that haven't received any enquiries yet - remember to add us to your safe list or emails from potential renters will most likely end up in your junk folder, never to be seen by yourself.