0 Have your say The Edinburgh city council will decide today whether to close main roads to traffic across the Capital for one day every month. The Council’s transport and environment committee is set to agree to close “key parts of the city centre and town centres” on the first Sunday of every month under its Open Streets project.The council’s eight town centres are Corstorphine, Gorgie and Dalry, Leith and Leith Walk, Morningside and Bruntsfield, Nicolson Street and Clerk Street, Portobello, Stockbridge and Tollcross. No plans to close any specific streets have been tabled at this stage, but the proposals would not be constrained to the city centre.Before any decisions are taken on which roads could be closed, consultation with residents, businesses, and emergency services would be required – as well as detailed discussions with stakeholders. If approved, the project could start by early next year.In June, The Mound and George … [Read more...] about Plan for monthly traffic-free days in Edinburgh hubs
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THE most expensive places to park near your own home have been revealed. And the type of car you drive can even bump up the cost of your residential permit in some areas, new research has found. An investigation by Carbuyer and AutoExpress revealed drivers living in the Barbican Estate in London forked out the most for their residential permit, costing a whopping £1,258 a year. As it's a private estate, fees were much higher than regular council areas - but other city dwellers were still paying hundreds to park their motor. Birmingham City Council was next on the list, charging £785 for motorists living within the city centre zone, while the same region in Manchester costs £750. And high-emitting vehicles proved incredibly costly for their owners. Cars in Edinburgh with CO2 emissions levels at 226g/km and over were slapped with a £499 fee for residential parking, which is more than double the average £243 annual permit charge for the Scottish … [Read more...] about The UK’s most expensive residential parking permits – where motorists can pay up to £1,250 a year
News / Dundee by Adam Hill May 31, 2018, 6:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Work has started on the creation of Dundee’s first trampoline park. The £1.5 million Ryze attraction will be based at Soccerworld on Old Glamis Road and is expected to create up to 80 jobs. Workers have shared images of the first spades going into the ground at the development, which will replace four five-a-side pitches. The 37,000 sq ft park will also include an aerial ninja obstacle course, super trampolines, foam pits, dodgeball and hanging bags. It will be Ryze UK’s third Scottish venue alongside its centres in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Scott Fairgrieve, the firm’s managing director, said: “We are delighted to be here in Dundee and finally get work under way on what is set to be one of the most state-of-the-art extreme air sports parks in the UK.” A spokesman for the company added: “We’ve got out the … [Read more...] about Work starts on state-of-the-art Ryze trampoline and obstacle park in Dundee
0 Have your say Motorists have faced an inflation-busting £5.6 million hike in parking charges imposed by cash-strapped councils across Scotland. Drivers collectively paid more than £70 million last year alone, according to figures obtained through Freedom of Information, leading to fears that drivers are being used to “fill the gap” in local authority budgets.Edinburgh is Scotland’s biggest earner from parking with £26.7m in 2016/17, up £2m on the previous year. In Glasgow, charges topped £20m, and further hikes are on the way in both cities.The cash raised comes from parking fines, on-street and off-street charges, and residential parking permits. READ MORE: Edinburgh, Glasgow the worst for parking fines outside of LondonThe sharpest increase has been in parking enforcement fines across Scotland which have gone up by £1.5m to £15.9m in 2016/17. This marks a 10 per cent increase - around four times the rate of … [Read more...] about Scots drivers ‘fill gaps’ in council budgets as parking charges top £70m
MOTORISTS around the UK are being forced to pay an incredible amount just to park in front of their own home. A recent investigation has revealed the differing costs of yearly residential parking permits around the country - and they can vary by hundreds. A series of Freedom of Information requests by comparethemarket.com revealed the most expensive cities for residents to park in their own street, and also revealed which locations are free for locals. Edinburgh has the priciest annual permit at £475 but it's a real gamble with some paying just £11.50 - making it an average of £243.25 to park outside your house. That's the third most expensive city with Birmingham residents having to shell out the most - paying £326.50 per year on average. Motorists in Sunderland were hit with the next highest charge at £262, while those in Glasgow could pay anywhere from £50 to £250 for 12 months. The average annual residential permit costs £77, but there are at … [Read more...] about The incredible cost of parking outside your own home REVEALED – how does your area stack up?