Leicester consults on workplace parking levy

Leicester City Council is consulting on the introduction of a workplace parking levy (WPL) in 2023 that would help fund a “radical overhaul” of its active travel schemes. 

Over the summer of 2021, Leicester City Council carried out initial consultations into a possible scheme, and now more detailed plans for the WPL have been published. 

A new 12-week public consultation has now been launched, giving people the chance to find out more details about the proposed WPL and how it would work, and to comment on the scheme. It runs until March 13, 2022. 

The WPL would be city-wide, and the council says it will play a “vital role in bringing forward a comprehensive programme of transport improvements across Leicester”. Designed to encourage people who travel into the city regularly for work to use alternatives to cars for their daily commute, the levy will also finance the improvements needed to ensure the city’s public transport, cycling and walking networks provide realistic alternatives to car travel.