Changes for parking in Bath and North East Somerset Council car parks are set to come into effect from August 13.
The changes are being made in as part of a package of measures reduce air pollution and encourage more people to use Bath’s Park & Rides or other public transport.
The main changes include:
- A new flat hourly rate of £1.60 across all the council’s off-street car parks in Bath, including Charlotte Street, Manvers Street and Avon Street, capped at a maximum charge of £15 a day.
- All residents of Bath & North East Somerset will be eligible for a discount of 10% on both on-street and off-street parking charges in Bath providing they register their details with MiPermit via: wanttopark.com/bathnes.
- The discounted evening rate from 6pm at Charlotte Street car park will remain in place, as will the hour’s free parking at Royal Victoria Park.
- Free on-street parking will continue on Sundays.
In Keynsham the cost of parking for up to three hours will be frozen, with slight increases in the cost of long-stay parking. The four-hour charge in Keynsham is now 90p; the eight-hour charge £1.60; and the all-day charge £2.10.
The standard on-street parking charge in Bath, before a residents’ discount, for band 1 would be £2.50 for the first hour, then an extra £1 for each hour thereafter. The charge in band 2 spaces would be £3.40 for the first hour, then an extra £1.10 for each hour thereafter. The charge in the band 3 spaces would be £3.80 for the first hour, then an extra £1.60 for each hour thereafter. Most on-street parking is limited to a maximum of two hours, though in some locations it is up to four hours and drivers should always check the machine in the location to be sure what fees apply.