New reduced car park prices introduced
Published Tuesday 4 September 2012
Motorists will be able to park in Barnet’s car parks more cheaply from this week.
Following a review of parking tariffs in the borough’s off-street car parks, lower prices have been introduced from Monday 3 September, making them more competitive with other parking options.
The reduced pricing structure is the first in a range of new parking initiatives being brought in by Barnet Council after listening to residents’ views and concerns.
From Thursday 6 September a half-day visitor voucher for controlled parking zones (CPZs) will be introduced at a cost of £2.20. This new option will compliment the current full-day visitor voucher priced at £4.16.
To increase the availability of parking vouchers, businesses will also be able to buy vouchers at 5% discount, with the ability to then sell these on to customers at face value.
Credit card machines will be introduced in council’s car parks that currently charge for parking later this year, offering an alternative method of payment to pay-by-phone.
Councillor Dean Cohen, Cabinet Member for Environment said:
The new reduced prices in our car parks should give people a cheaper and more convenient way of parking when they come into our town centres to shop.
“We’ve listened to feedback and brought in a range of new parking options which should allow our businesses to thrive while allowing our residents to go about their daily lives at a fair and affordable rate.”
Parking and visitor vouchers can be ordered via the council’s website on www.barnet.gov.uk/parking.
Contact Press Officer: Sue Cocker