Parking Management & Travel Planning Award

British Parking Association

This Award recognises a School, College or University which takes a proactive approach to the management and movement of vehicles in and around its facilities.

2019 Winner:
University of Sussex

 University of Sussex

The creation of the new car park was combined with other works that have seen alterations and improvements to the entrances of the adjacent CISC and SHORE-C buildings, as well installation of new footpaths in the area. The opening of the Knights Gate car park, together with the new Jubilee multi-storey car park, ensures that maximum parking capacity continues to be maintained on campus. Combined, the new car parks offer over 400 new spaces.

Commended

St Thomas More School, Bedford
In addition to receiving a Bronze Level award for the development and implementation of its School Travel plan, St Thomas More is recognised for work with student cyclists of all ages when developing the school’s Cycling Policy, which encourages students to be considerate cyclists within the community. As part of the initiative, the school worked with SUSTRANS - a sustainable charity that aims to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

University of York
The University of York has tried and tested a successful approach to managing the number of vehicles arriving or parking on campus. A virtual permit system ensures that all 2,356 parking bays are used as efficiently as possible at all times. Its travel plan strategy is aimed at promoting greener, cleaner travel choices and reducing reliance upon the car, and includes facilities for cyclists and an interest free season-ticket loan for rail travel.

University of Nottingham
Nottingham aims to be an environmentally friendly campus while recognising the need for staff to be able to park. The University actively promotes low-carbon, healthy transport options through a range of initiatives, including personalised travel plans, salary sacrifice schemes for purchasing a bike and a free ‘Dr Bike’ maintenance service. The University has also teamed up with the UK’s largest car sharing network to provide a car share scheme specifically for staff.

University of Birmingham
Birmingham University operates one of the most sustainable fleets in the country with 40 per cent of its vehicles powered by electricity. The University’s green travel plan brings academics and operational staff together and includes the installation of a bike share scheme to further improve sustainable travel options for staff and students. A car sharing system and a significant discount for staff on bus travel also help to reduce the environmental impact of travel.


2018 Winner:
University of Leeds


 University of Leeds
With 8,000 staff and 33,000 students, the University of Leeds has introduced a number of car parking management systems to address demand for parking on campus, including a needs based permit application process, automatic number plate recognition cameras, paystations and back office systems to help manage the complex needs of the organisation. The University also decided to process enforcement notices in-house which involves dealing with the DVLA and debt recovery firms. In order to encourage the growth in electric vehicles, the University offers free electricity charging and has expanded the number of charging points

Commended

University of York
University of Nottingham
University of Birmingham


2017 Winner
Farnham Common Infant School

 Farnham Common Infant School
The school’s large on-site car park makes it easy for families to drop children at school and poster campaigns have promoted safety. Since 2012 the school has been encouraging families to leave their cars at home for the school journey, and has succeeded in reducing car use for the whole school journey from almost 68 per cent in 2012 to over 36 per cent in 2016.

Commended

University of Bradford
Cheadle Hulmes School, Cheshire
Chichester Free School, West Sussex
Caistor Church of England and Methodist Primary School