Workplace Parking Levy
We are considering the introduction of a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) on employers who provide dedicated parking spaces for staff.
This levy would help us tackle problems associated with traffic congestion and air quality in Leicester, whilst also providing attractive sustainable transport choices for residents, businesses and visitors to the city.
The challenges we currently face include:
- Ensuring that future transport services meet expected housing needs and job growth over the next 20 years.
- Managing congestion issues that impact most on travel to work and business productivity, particularly during peak times.
- Addressing poor air quality and the need to respond to the climate emergency.
- Tackling transport related health issues such as obesity and respiratory disease that contribute to early deaths.
It is worth noting that revenue from a WPL can only be spent on sustainable transport improvements that increase choice and accessibility for commuters, shoppers and others who visit the city centre and surrounding areas.
I will be hosting a special Twitter Q&A on Tuesday 10 September with deputy city mayor Cllr Adam Clarke between 6 and 7pm, when we’ll be answering questions about the WPL and how it might support our long term commitment to delivering good quality transport services across the city.