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Parking surveys range from on-street, to off-street, to CPZ assessment and reviews involving several streets. Results from parking surveys can be a critical determinant in many design or development-led decisions. Sometimes, an understanding of the current level and type of usage is sought, on which projections can be made for future use. Projects requiring parking surveys may include development or conversion of a single house, new-build apartment blocks, office development, parade of shops, retail superstore, out of town retail parks, industrial estates comprising many enterprises/businesses, a large distribution centre, park-and-ride sites, airport parking, campus parking, student or staff parking, or event parking, etc.
Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) are an important planning tool for keeping check on appropriate use of parking. CPZ surveys can be used to understand current utilisation and performance, and emerging trends – whether for residential, business, mixed, short-stay, loading, taxi, pick-up/drop-off, and whether facilitated by permits, pay-and-display, or free, etc. A specific application of parking surveys is the Lambeth Methodology, typically used in urban settings across the country for residential schemes, commercial schemes, conversions, change of use, etc.
We can proudly say that we are the pioneers of the Lambeth Methodology, developed in 2002.