How does access to off-street parking vary by local areas? What proportions of households regularly park their vehicle off-street, in front of their house, on their street and how does it vary by local authorities?


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Related UKRI funded projects

  • Collaborative Parking Solution Project

    Ethos is applying for the on-demand mobility solution challenge; focusing on parking which is a major issue for many cities. This challenge has several dimensions, including: Economic - 51% of motorists are turning their...

    Funded by: Innovate UK

    Lead research organisation: Ethos Vo Limited

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project focuses on parking issues in cities and proposes a solution that could provide data on parking availability, but it does not provide specific data on off-street parking or how it varies by local areas.

  • The Future Cities Parking Management Platfrom

    Wherever you go in our cities, parking is a problem. Citizens spend too long looking for it, wasting time and fuel whilst pumping out CO2 as they search. Cash-strapped City authorities worry about maximising the operatin...

    Funded by: Innovate UK

    Lead research organisation: Ethos Vo Limited

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project aims to create a platform that provides real-time data on parking availability in cities, which could potentially include off-street parking, but it does not specifically address the proportions of households that park in different locations or how this varies by local authorities.