Overcoming barriers to the implementation of car parking charges at UK workplaces.

Rye, Tom and Ison, Stephen G (2005) Overcoming barriers to the implementation of car parking charges at UK workplaces. Transport Policy, 12 (1). pp. 57-64. ISSN 0967 070X

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Charging employees to park at their places of work is a transport policy measure advocated by the UK government as a means of reducing car commuting and hence achieving the twin objectives of reducing congestion and combating environmental degradation, especially in urban areas. The empirical effects of employee parking charges have been analysed (see for example [Willson R.W. & Shoup, D.C. 1990. Parking subsidies and travel choices: assessing the evidence. Transportation, 17: 141–157; Department for Transport (DfT), 2002. Making travel plans work: report on case studies. London: DfT (Also available at]). There is, however, a dearth of literature examining the practicalities of employee car parking charge implementation in those few organisations that have done so. Based on empirical studies of 11 UK workplaces, this paper examines the reasons for and the practicalities of implementation and concludes by considering the barriers to the wider adoption of this policy.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0967 070X
Electronic ISSN: 1879-310X
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employee parking charges; Effects; Reduction in car use; Implementation problems; Empirical studies;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Item ID: 1915
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2008 15:09
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2016 13:35

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