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Small is Beautiful in Norwich Eco-Friendly Bid

Author: CIVITAS Support
Posted on: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 21:18
Norwich , SMILE

Norwich City Council is introducing permit parking based on car size, in a bid to encourage people to drive smaller cars.

Introduced in February 2008, the new permit scheme is designed to generate more on-street parking and encourage car owners to drive smaller cars, which are generally more carbon-friendly than larger ones. The scheme is to be rolled out gradually, with permit-holders changing over as and when their previous permit expires.Drivers of cars less than 3.92m long will be paying £16 - just over half the price (£30) for people with cars more than 4.45m in length. The changeover will cost around £36,000, with funding from the EU CIVITAS project. The scheme also includes a 100% discount for private cars using alternative fuel.This article received national news coverage and debate by the BBC television at breakfast time on 3rd January 2008.

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