A lost decade of Workplace Parking Levy: what were the costs for Bristol? | Centre for Cities
A Workplace Parking Levy would simultaneously help Bristol face some of major its challenges: reaching net zero, improving air quality and making public transport better
3 December 2021- Guilherme Rodrigues
In recent months, Bristol City Council has discussed the possibility of implementing a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL). This idea is not new, it was initially talked about in 2011 but unlike Nottingham – the only city with a WPL – it has not been introduced.
Centre for Cities has previously recommended and supported a WPL as a form of tackling car congestion. Postponing the introduction of these levies is very understandable, especially in a period of post-pandemic recovery. That said, there are real costs associated with delaying a WPL: more congestion and less fare revenue to fund public transport improvements.
Bristol faces serious problems associated with private-car congestion