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RTAA was formed in 1991 and has been helping local authorities ever since in all aspects of their parking operations. We now have many years specialist experience of parking, traffic management, IT systems, contracts, GIS, surveying and more. Read our Profile. Dip into our case studies. Or contact us for more information.

 

RTAA Case Study

Parking reviews - Aylesbury and Wendover

1. Aylesbury

As pressures build up on the availability and use of parking capacity in our towns and cities, it is vital that Councils have policies for the prioritisation, design and management of the on-street capacity in residential areas near urban centres. It is also important that the schemes attract public support, by being well matched to the needs of the areas, capable of addressing the recognised parking problems, fair, and consistent in terms of their application.

Having recommended such policies for Buckinghamshire County Council, one of the first tasks by the Council was to re-assess the existing resident parking schemes in Aylesbury in accordance with the new policies. RTAA reviewed the current design, use and management of the various permit parking areas by reviewing the traffic regulation orders, signage, and scheme rules. We also carried out extensive on-site surveys to determine the current parking use of existing schemes and potential new scheme areas, the effectiveness of the current enforcement, and the possible impact of extensions of the schemes.

The result was an in-depth analysis of the provision of permit parking schemes in the town, with many recommendations for changes to existing schemes, as well as new schemes to be introduced.

2. Wendover

Wendover is in many ways, very typical of many large villages and small towns in the country, with growing parking problems, and a lack on consensus on how to resolve these issues. There were growing problems associated with a busy commuter station, a perceived lack of publicly available off-street parking, non-compliance with on-street regulations and complaints from residential areas near the village centre.

RTAA carried out a study to understand the scope and significance of these issues, and to propose possible solutions to the key issues. We surveyed the on-street and public off-street areas extensively and assessed the potential for additional off street parking at a number of sites within the village centre. Inevitably, some of the reported problems were either of minor significance, or were easily addressed, for example, by better targeting of enforcement. Others were harder to address, and involved issues affecting the highways authority and the District Council.

After considering the opportunities, a package of measures was proposed and recommended to the Council for action.