Stroud District Council appointed Arup to investigate the appropriateness of charging in a number of car parks within the district.
A robust technical review was undertaken on the following elements that have a bearing on the case and need for the introduction of charging:
- Car park surveys were undertaken according to industry standards to assess the use of car parks on a typical weekday and Saturday;
- A review of existing studies and research was undertaken to provide a comparable and evidence led context highlighting impacts of the introduction of charging;
- A review of comparable towns was undertaken to benchmark charging and charging tariffs;