News

30/01/2017 - Today’s data will assist tomorrow’s discoveries

Your mind works more like Sherlock Holmes’s than you think, we rely on data to do all sorts of things; check our travel time, improve our businesses, decide where to go on holiday. Data is important. read more

24/01/2017 - Available space: BPA research mirrors RAC findings

The RAC has published research showing that cost and availability are the top issues for drivers in relation to parking. Commenting on the RAC's announcement, Kelvin Reynolds, BPA Director of Policy and Public Affairs, said: 'Our most... read more

23/01/2017 - Monday Musing: Bay hogging

The perils of bay hogging. read more

16/01/2017 - Monday Musing: Strictly Boardroom

Strictly Boardroom, is far less musical than Baz Luhrmann’s film Strictly Ballroom but it is still an interesting and fun story. read more

11/01/2017 - Driverless cars: reducing delays

Government research shows driverless cars will reduce delays. 'The study demonstrates that driverless cars offer major potential benefits when the proportion of them on the road is higher than the proportion of older, more traditional vehicles,'... read more

10/01/2017 - Motorists choosing traditional payment methods when paying for parking

New consumer research** commissioned by the BPA shows that motorists are choosing traditional payment methods over apps and new technologies when paying or searching for parking. Half of motorists still prefer to use traditional cash and pay-an... read more

19/12/2016 - Monday Musing: ‘Tis the season to be jolly

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so let’s look back at some fun and exciting news from 2016. read more

16/12/2016 - Bus station first in north east to win safety award

A sense of safety for visitors to Middlesbrough has resulted in the town’s bus station becoming the first in the North East to gain national recognition.  The Safer Bus Station Award highlights standards of good practice in security an... read more

16/12/2016 - Essential guidance on parking signs

Essential guidance on traffic signs and road markings that relate to parking read more

16/12/2016 - BPA welcomes POPLA Annual Report from Ombudsman Services

Since launching POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals) in 2012, the BPA has transformed the management of parking on private land and delivered truly independent appeals for motorists for the fourth year running. As well as being judicially indep... read more