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Leicester joins list of cities considering workplace parking levies

Leicester joins list of cities considering workplace parking levies

Businesses in Leicester could soon be charged a levy for providing employees with parking spaces.

Leicester City Council wants to introduce the levy to help fund transport improvements, reduce congestion and improve air quality, and will consult on proposals over the next eighteen months.

Leicester faces ‘real challenges’, said Deputy city mayor Cllr Adam Clarke. ‘It is essential that we continue to invest in transport improvements that encourage more people to walk, cycle and take the bus,’ he said.

The council has been looking to Nottingham, where a similar scheme netted more than £60m for the city’s bus, rail and tram networks.

And Leicester’s not alone. Other local authorities are inspired by the Nottingham model too, including Birmingham, Glasgow and a number of London boroughs.

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