Tag Archive for 'paid parking'

A sustainable economy and competitive taxation

January 10th, 2011 by Peter Roffey

Just before Christmas a long serving deputy challenged me to be less critical of the States in 2011. I hate to disappoint her. I’m no polemicist but always focusing of the positives would make pretty insipid reading. Imagine a constant diet of – “this department is doing a reasonable job”. So, in common with political […]

The High Cost of Free Parking

October 17th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Donald Shoup, Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA, Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and visiting scholar at Cambridge University, has studied car parking as a link between transportation and land use. His influential book, The High Cost of Free Parking is leading a growing number of cities to charge a fair market […]

Guernsey could achieve a model solution to its transport problems

September 27th, 2010 by Paul Langlois

As Guernsey strives to go green, one aspect of island life continues seemingly oblivious to any environmental issues and that is car usage. The Environment Department’s idea of a Transport Strategy seems to be to encourage everyone into a car … “There we go, no one has a transport problem now.” Peter Sirett’s lukewarm enthusiasm […]

Bus policy – Bus Users Group meets with the Environment Department

June 15th, 2010 by Fergus

The Guernsey Bus Users Group (BUG) had a fruitful meeting with Environment (Minister Peter Sirett and Chief Officer Steve Smith) on 14 June 2010.  BUG focused on bus shelters.  We particularly highlighted the opportunity at Cobo. In 2007/8 some eight shelters were erected, but none last year.  The Environment Department, being responsible for buses and […]

Is paid parking right for Guernsey?

February 9th, 2009 by Adam Greenfield

For more than 70 years, most of the developed world has used paid parking to improve congestion, land use, air quality, the economy, and the environment. Transport advocate Adam Greenfield explains why Guernsey deserves not to be left out of the benefits of paid parking. Can paid parking work for Guernsey?

Guernsey’s Environment Department proposal for paid parking

February 8th, 2009 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The Guernsey Environment Department presents its paid parking proposals in the Billet D’Etat VII to be discussed and debated in the February 2009 sitting of the States of Deliberation. The Environment Department’s Paid Parking Executive Summary reaches the following conclusions: The States have approved the Road Transport Strategy and that strategy requires additional revenue funding. […]