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Tackling traffic congestion with workplace parking levies

Santos, Georgina ORCID:, Hagan, Anna and Lenehan, Orla 2020. Tackling traffic congestion with workplace parking levies. Sustainability 12 (6) , 2200. 10.3390/su12062200

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On the basis of 17 interviews with employers and 272 survey responses from employees, we explore the perceptions of a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) in Cardiff, with the aim of understanding if a WPL would be an acceptable traffic demand management policy to tackle traffic congestion. We find that employers would not be very supportive of a WPL, whilst employees would, provided employers were to absorb the costs. Despite this support, the majority of those who drive to work would not be prepared to change mode. An important theme throughout the study was the perception of public transport and active travel provision in Cardiff being inadequate. Most study participants felt that investment in public transport and active travel is needed before a WPL is introduced. We conclude that, although a WPL would not be overwhelmingly acceptable to employers and employees, it would be more acceptable than congestion charging, and there is a possibility that acceptability could be increased with the help of feedback from a public consultation

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2071-1050
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 27 February 2020
Date of Acceptance: 25 February 2020
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 17:04

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