Rejected petition Allow free parking for workers in city centres
Something that was introduced in lockdown by Welsh Government was free parking, for those making essential travel to work and to do their shopping. This was a very useful strategy for myself, since during lockdown, I worked every week. For those who are on minimum wage, it can cost one hour of working to park, when an all day ticket can cost up to £7. So in order for me to get to work, I must waste an hour of my wages on parking.
The Welsh Government could introduce, is a pass, similar to a parking permit, except it allows cheaper/free parking for those going to work. For example, on my way into a multi-storey, before I reach the barrier, I can scan my pass or when I get to the pay and display, I enter my car registration number, which the pass is assigned to. An alternative might be, there could be a section in car parks where only those with the working pass can stay all day.
This would make people’s lives much easier, especially when they’re trying to make a distant income and don’t have to worry about losing an hour of pay a day, just to park.
Why was this petition rejected?
It’s about something that the Senedd or Welsh Government is not responsible for.
The Traffic Management Act 2004 provides that local authorities are responsible for policy relating to, and civil enforcement of, parking in their respective areas apart from privately owned car parks.
Petitions to the Senedd cannot concern an issue that is the operational responsibility of a local authority and, therefore, we are not able to accept a petition on this issue.
You could consider contacting Swansea Council or your local representatives about this matter instead.
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