People in Bristol will have to pay to park outside their homes in most of the city's neighbourhoods under proposals being put forward by the mayor today.
George Ferguson wants to extend the number of parking zones from three to twenty four. Permits cost thirty pounds for the first car and eighty for the second.
For many residents there is an urgent problem that needs solving. For many others, if we don’t work on schemes now, they’ll be badly affected further down the line.
I’m not prepared to drag this out over several years.
Bristol has severe traffic and parking problems. City Council figures show 47,000 cars enter central Bristol every rush-hour morning, their drivers looking for somewhere to park. Many leave their cars on residential streets for the day.
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