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Free Parking Does Not Boost Business

from Aug 2012, issue 245, of Parking Review

The British Parking Association chose a photo of the Vale Tories’ favourite poster boy, Free 2-hr Parking, to illustrate their article about how free parking is not of any benefit to local businesses.

Click on the photo to make it big enough to read.

If free parking has never been shown to benefit local businesses, the only possible reason for the Tories spending millions of pounds of public money on this project was to buy votes.

They did that. Promised free parking, won the election.

So now, a year later, how to the local shop-keepers feel about the efficacy of the Tory free parking scheme? Let’s go find out, shall we? Now, who has some copies of local newspapers I can scan?