巴斯市中心停車季票價格上漲引發憤怒

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巴斯市中心停車季票價格上漲引發憤怒

與家人住在市中心的亞當-萊昂說,他 "要挑戰任何一個議員,在巴斯養家糊口而沒有汽車"。

議會表示,這只是該市12年來第二次收費上漲。

一些持票人說,他們沒有被告知漲價的消息,只是在他們的銀行賬戶中被多收了200英鎊時才發現。

巴斯和東北薩默塞特理事會(BANES)正在向那些在宣布變化之前被取走額外資金的人退還差額--但他們今後仍將被要求支付增加的費用。

現在,一張季票的費用為4056英鎊,高於1633英鎊,這使得人們可以在一周的所有日子裡在夏洛特街停車場停車。

新的價格反映了在沒有季票的情況下,每天全天在夏洛特街停車所需費用的35%的折扣。

"我沒有選擇,只能使用夏洛特街停車場。當我買下這處房產時,我就知道這一點,"他說。

他說,他現在正在研究其他進入城市的方式,以避免漲價,同時也在考慮將開放時間減少到每周五天。

BANES交通內閣成員曼達-里格比議員說。"每日收費的上漲代表了在2018年收費基礎上的6%的增長,這相當於每年大約1.5%的增長,而這一增長對於全天逗留的人來說是14%的增長。

"24小時停留的費用較高,因為其與其他收費相抵,而其他收費是按小時計算的,較高的上漲比例是為了進一步鼓勵那些希望全天停留的客戶使用停車和乘車服務,以幫助空氣質量和減少擁堵。"


Adam Leon, who lives in the city centre with his family, said he "would challenge any council member to raise a family in Bath without a car".

The council said this was only the second time charges had risen in the city in 12 years.

Some ticket holders said they were not told about the increase and only found out when £200 more than usual was taken from their bank accounts.

Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES) is refunding the difference to people who had extra money taken before changes were announced - but they will still be expected to pay the increased charges in the future.

It will now cost £4,056 a year for a season ticket, up from £1,633, which allows someone to park at Charlotte Street car park all days of the week.

The new price reflects a 35% discount on how much it would cost to park at Charlotte Street all day every day without a season ticket.

"I have no choice but to use Charlotte Street Car Park. When I bought this property, I knew that," he said.

He says he is now looking at other ways to get into the city to avoid the rise and is also considering reducing opening hours to five days a week.

Councillor Manda Rigby, BANES cabinet member for transport, said: "The daily tariff rise represents a 6% increase from the 2018 charge, which works out as approximately 1.5% increase per year, with this rising to a 14% increase for the all day stay.

"The 24-hour stay is higher as its offset from other charges, which are on a per-hour basis, and the higher percentage rise is to further encourage customers who are looking to stay all day to use the park and ride instead, to help air quality and reduce congestion."

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