Britain’s parking demand

Following the recent publishing of the RAC report into UK parking policy and practice, the UK’s Telegraph has distilled many of the key findings of the report, including:

  • The current number of cars on UK roads is 28.5 million. In 1950 there were two million cars on the roads, and the projection is to reach 32 million by 2032.
  • Vehicles are increasing in width and size, leading to issues with out of date parking bays designed for thinner cars.
  • Seven million front gardens have been converted to driveways in the UK, meaning that these lawns are not absorbing rainwater, contributing to flooding.

The report also states that one third less cars are being garaged off-street overnight, with garages being used to store everything but cars – hypothesised to be due to both better vehicle security, as well as better build quality and less concern about rusting.

View The Telegraph’s summation here, our previous blog post here, and the RAC report in full here.


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