• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Nottingham Workplace Parking Levy Case Study

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Transfer-Encoding: chunked Workplace Parking Levy The Workplace Parking Levy is a monetary charge on employers who offer parking spaces at workplaces. It functions as a sort of congestion charge in Nottingham, for employers who offer 11 or more parking spaces at their workplace, as an aim to reduce traffic in the city. The employer/owner of the business is the one responsible for paying the Levy each year for each parking space, although he can transfer all or some of the price to the employees themselves, as a measure to reduce the price he himself has to pay. The Levy costs an employer £362 for each parking space that they supply for their workers, although the Levy only applies when the business has 11 or more available parking spaces for use by the employees. ...read more.

Middle

By extending the NET system, they will be able to serve 23 million passengers a year, with over 17.5km of new track. Overall, it will consist of 51 tram stops, 28 of them new, and will apparently boost the local economy by up to £300 million a year, partially by helping the transformation of Beeston town centre and Clifton. The ‘Hub project’ is the renovation of Nottingham Train Station into a taxi, train, bus, car, and tram hotspot. It costs £150million, so it is obvious as to how the WPL can aid its foundation. There are however problems created by this Levy… -Many fear that it will transform Nottingham into a ghost town, as companies will not be encouraged to set up ...read more.

Conclusion

With these disadvantages however, there are advantages -The WPL is reducing traffic in Nottingham City Centre, and encouraging use of public transport, freeing up roads and reducing congestion problems. -This extra use of public transport and less traffic helps the environment by reducing the amount of car emissions -The funding of ?the Hub project? and NET Stage two helps to increase the use of public transport around Nottingham, and helped make Nottingham the city with the highest transport satisfaction in the UK Overall, the WPL, although controversial, has many benefits as well as disadvantages to Nottingham. Although the outcome and long-term situation is uncertain, it is certain that improvements to Nottingham?s transportation system is beneficial to all other categories and sectors of the running of Nottingham. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. Geography - Chippenham Study

    Another reason for the change of space was to increase the customers using the store. As I mentioned before it opened up to another town and was also more open to the people unwilling to travel to the town centre to shop.

  2. Geography Project GCSE

    This question is used to prove the 2nd hypothesis as it shows the reasons for shoppers shopping in certain shopping centres. Allowing us to answer the question, do shoppers go to the larger shopping centre to purchase expensive goods from comparison goods shops or cheaper goods from convenience goods shops?

  1. Tourism in the UK. Both the places, Blackpool and Nottingham have attractions of ...

    have to find the younger ones a suitable place so that it doesn't cause them a problem afterwards. It also depends on the person's economic capability. Accommodation (business people): - most business people like to stay in a hotel doesn't matter how expensive it is.

  2. Geography gcse leton, Nottingham coursework

    * The inner city * The inner suburbs * The outer suburbs * And finally the countryside The burgess model shows how Lenton could be considered to be a deprived area as it is part of the 'inner city' (part 2 of the diagram)

  1. CHP Potential in Indian Industrial Sectors

    Unfortunately, this level of detail is not available for the dry lime process. However, the basic advantage of the use of dry lime instead of milk lime is a better steam balance and the reduction in the raw material inputs, resulting in energy savings.

  2. Urban Transport in Wigan

    What data I will need to collect in order to make my study appropriate. In order to make my study appropriate I will have to collect certain types of effective data. The types of data I will collect and the reasons for this are as follows:- * Environmental Survey, -

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work