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LGA responds to RAC Report on Motoring 2014

Responding to the RAC Report on Motoring 2014, a spokesman for the Local Government Association, said:

"This report is not a true reflection of the reality of parking in our communities. Councils remain on the side of hard-pressed motorists by keeping a lid on parking charges which are only set to rise with inflation this year.

"Councils have to try and strike a balance when setting parking charges to ensure there are spaces available for everyone at all times of the day.

"Parking charges are essential to help councils keep traffic flowing and pedestrians and motorists safe. On-street parking revenue is spent on paying for parking services. Any surplus is spent on essential transport projects, such as tackling the £12 billion roads repair backlog and creating new parking spaces.

"Local government is already the most open and transparent part of the public sector. Many councils already publish annual parking reports to make it easier and clearer for residents to understand and combat the deep-rooted misconceptions about parking."

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Greg Burns, Senior Media Relations Officer
Local Government Association
Telephone: 020 7664 3184
Email: greg.burns@local.gov.uk
Media Office (for out-of-hours contact): 020 7664 3333
Local Government House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HZ
www.local.gov.uk

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