To tackle traffic congestion, Nottingham City Council introduced a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) in 2011. The WPL places a modest charge on employers providing 11 or more parking places, and invests the revenue in sustainable transport measures such as new tram routes, electric buses, cycling and public transport smartcards.
To date, Nottingham is the only UK city to have introduced a WPL. Money raised from the WPL has helped to fund NET Phase Two (the extensions to the existing tram system), which now carries more than 17m passengers a year, as well as the redevelopment of Nottingham Station. It also supports the popular Link bus network.
Nottingham’s rate will be £424 per parking space per year from April 2020, which has generated around £64m since 2012.
(Ashden Action 1 31 Climate Actions for Councils)