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16 July 2019 - That’s smart! New Traffic Order guidance will help councils manage our roads better

That’s smart! New Traffic Order guidance will help councils manage our roads better Self-driving cars, parking apps, and ride-share services are all poised to dramatically change how we use the transport network on our way to work, shop or... read more

15 July 2019 - BPA Annual Report - Your Association Reporting Back

It is our privilege to present our Annual Report and Accounts for 2018-19. Our BPA community is thriving. Our membership has reached an all-time high and our achievements demonstrate the value added of membership and how we are positiv... read more

15 July 2019 - Monday Musing: Rise in vehicle related theft is cause for concern

Monday Musing: Rise in vehicle-related theft is cause for concern   Vehicle related theft has been rising since 2014 yet it is only in May this year that the national papers began reporting on it, citing a lack in police numbers to ta... read more

03 July 2019 - More DVLA data requests – the truth behind the facts

More DVLA data requests – the truth behind the facts   The RAC Foundation’s figures don’t tell the whole story. Car ownership and the number of vehicles on Britain’s roads are both rising rapidly, placing... read more

02 July 2019 - Increasing car ownership leads to increasing Council parking surpluses, says BPA

Increasing car ownership leads to increasing Council parking surpluses Local authority parking accounts come under scrutiny every year, and while figures quoted provide a sensational headline they don’t tell the true story of Councils par... read more

01 July 2019 - Monday Musing: Young Drivers a thing of the past? What does the data say?

Monday Musing: Young Drivers a thing of the past? What does the data say?   While doing my weekly Monday morning check of news stories the other week, I came across this provocative headline: Millennials are killing the car. Expecting a... read more

27 June 2019 - Top Ten Tips for drivers to avoid getting a parking ticket

Top Ten Tips for drivers to avoid getting a parking ticket Nobody likes receiving a parking ticket and the majority of drivers never do. To make sure you’re one of them here are some useful tips to keep within the rules:  Read t... read more

18 June 2019 - A breath of fresh air! Kelvin Reynolds writes for the New Statesman's Spotlight on...

Director of Corporate and Public Affairs Kelvin Reynolds writes for the New Statesman's Spotlight on Transport speaking about how effective parking management can help clean up our air, and our leading work with government and others t... read more

17 June 2019 - Monday Musing: Meet your new Representatives

Monday Musing: Meet your new Representatives   Across May we continued our ever popular and seemingly endless pastime of holding elections, for a range of positions on our Council, the Vice President, and to confirm our new President. A... read more

10 June 2019 - Monday Musing: Why parking needs to be managed

Monday Musing: Why parking needs to be managed It is a fact that with 35 million vehicles now on Britain’s roads, and rising, there has never been a greater need for parking to be effectively managed. We all know the problems caused by co... read more