Parking Surveys

Parking Surveys

We can help with an individual parking survey or larger and more wide ranging parking surveys.

Reliable information on parking usage levels and trends, whether on-street or in off-street car parks, provides a clear understanding of how parking is used. This means that the local authority, the private operator or the developer can assess the impact of any proposed changes to the current parking position.

Our parking surveys provide this information and allow decisions to be made on suggested changes to the current parking regime. The survey data in our reports provides robust and user friendly information about demand and usage patterns.

Types of parking surveys we provide include: 

Parking occupancy surveys: we use these parking surveys to assess the volume of vehicles parked at any specific time.

Parking duration surveys: these surveys are carried out at regular intervals over a specified period so that we can assess for how long, and in which periods, vehicles park.

Parking stress surveys: a parking survey looking at demand levels is often used to understand parking capacity in an area and assess the impact of any additional parking arising from a new development or other change.  

Parking compliance surveys: we survey all parked vehicles to see where parking is illegal so that we can report on the levels of compliance with parking restrictions

Signs & lines surveys: our experienced teams review all signs and lines in order to report on their maintenance levels and on whether they meet the TSRGD requirements. Please use this link to see the detailed requirements of the Traffic Signs and Regulations Act (TSRGD)

How can we help?

Carrying out parking surveys and supplying useful and professional reports on the results is one of our core specialist areas and we have a focused team to help with all your requirements. We carry out parking surveys for both local authorities and private organisations throughout the UK and are pleased to frequently be asked to carry out repeat work. Recent projects include:

  • Parking duration and stress surveys throughout the Borough for the London Borough of Ealing.
  • Car Park occupancy and duration surveys and questionnaires with the public for Fareham Council
  • Parking stress surveys for a range of developers
  • Parking occupancy surveys for Cambridge University

In addition, Alpha Parking are pleased to have met the survey standards required to be accepted as one of the preferred survey and consultation suppliers for the National Trip Generation Analysis Team (TRICS)

 Who gains from a robust parking survey?

Users include:

  • Local authorities wanting to review CPZs or develop a car park strategy
  • Developers requesting parking spaces or permits
  • Bodies such as universities or hospitals planning their car park operations

 Contact us at or on 020 7242 2567