Parking Consultations, Scheme Design and Implementation
There are many cases where a local authority needs assistance to consider, design and implement a specific parking scheme. Some examples are:
- Residents’ parking schemes
- On-street Pay and Display
- Car park conversion to paid for parking
The nature of all of these projects is that they are all unique. Therefore, RTAA offers a complete process from the initial review of what might be required, surveys of the existing situation, development of options, public consultation exercises where required, detailed design of a chosen option and aspects of implementation and review.
With a residents’ parking scheme for example, the first stage will be a review of the relative need in a selected set of streets leading to prioritisation of those for which a scheme will be created. It will include the practical assessment of the layout of the scheme, including drawings and inventory of signs and lines, public consultation of the scheme and the drafting of Traffic Orders if approved. It will include drafting and agreement of the scheme rules.
With on-street Pay and Display the review will assess the current parking provision and opportunities for change. It will make recommendations for change that, when agreed following public consultation, will allow us to carry out further work to design the scheme in detail.
With off street paid for parking we can build business models to test variations on tariffs and occupancy levels to help make informed decisions regarding long or short stay parking and the financial impact of any proposed changes.
In all cases of scheme design we would offer and strongly recommend a financial model to assess the cost of implementing any changes, the likely ongoing income and expenditure.
RTA Associates Ltd is a privately owned company with no ties to other companies, service providers or suppliers. We concentrate on providing quality services and impartial advice within our specialist markets and are nationally recognised as a leader in the field.