CRS 2024 News & Website Updates
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[07.02.24] Birmingham City Council have an online consultation on Road Harm Reduction. The link is here. We invite members an residents to take part in this consultation and maybe also share their views with CRS so that we might make a collective response.
[29.01.24] The University of Birmingham is making changes to its car parking arrangements. From the beginning of April 2024, the daily change for University staff who pay on arrival will be £2.50. For those who choose a monthly permit, the cost will be calculated at 0.75% of gross salary, capped to a maximum of £32 per month.
Other changes include the introduction of charges as weekends, bank holidays and closure days (at a flat day rate) and an increase in visitor parking fees. Blue Badge holders will receive free parking on campus.
The last changes to car parking charges occurred in 2007, when the daily cost increased from 70p to £1. Since then, operating costs for car parking have increased fivefold.
This decision has not been made lightly and follows careful consideration of many factors, including comments from staff and students that we need to discourage use of cars, the need to have a fair offer that is comparable within the sector and region, and listening to other feedback.
The new arrangements are aimed to encourage more sustainable commuting. Staff and student commuting generates 11,343 tCo2e emissions – 59% of which is from solo car journeys – and more than a third of respondents to our 2022 travel survey believed that the University is not doing enough to meet its sustainability goals.
Parking charges income will be ring-fenced to fund the parking operation and to support and enhance the operation of the car parks and for environmental, social, and governance goals.
We understand that people who work in Edgbaston and the surrounding area may choose to park on nearby residential roads. We have been and will continue to work with Birmingham City Council to minimise the impact of overspill parking on to neighbouring roads. The council advises residents to report any illegally parked vehicle with them.
If you have specific queries, please visit the car parking web pages or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim Head of Communications and Engagement
University of Birmingham