Key Facts:

  • The term ‘parking’ can be used to describe:

    • The infrastructure provided for the storage of vehicles whether on or off-street; and,

    • Parking as an activity forming part of the overall process of car travel.

(Palmer and Ferris, 2010)

  • Of the 252,500 vehicles involved in reported Road Traffic Incidents (RTIs) in 2016, 10,056 of these were parked vehicles (4 per cent).

(RRCGB, DfT, 2017)

  • On-street parking can introduce a road safety problem, particularly if traffic speeds are above 20mph and there are few places for pedestrians to cross with adequate visibility.

(Palmer and Ferris, 2010)

  • On-street parking is associated with increased RTI risk compared to roads of the same category without on-street parking.

(Edquist et al, 2012)


  • Date Added: 03 Apr 2012, 08:14 AM
  • Last Update: 12 Jan 2018, 10:54 AM