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How to cope with influx of visitors

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Post by Paulmold Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:55 am

North Devon is preparing  for a repeat of last year's crowds , so what are they going to do to help  cope?  .........

Let's put up parking charges by 40p per hour, that'll stop them! Nothing to do with an extra £118,000 of revenue.

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/car-parking-charges-hike-help-5030256

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Post by Bilbobaggins Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:40 am

Basic economics of willingness to pay suggest that unless parking charges are increased to such a level that motorists will not pay for the utility of these parking and those using the parking facilities will then drop off, the demand side will ensure parking is still used given the marginal increase resulting in increased revenue as Paul says.

Using economic theory a large price hike would be needed to deter use of the facilities, but having driven X miles I suspect illegal parking would then increase resulting in blocked access for emergency vehicles and much frustration for locals

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Post by Askit Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:35 pm

It nothing unusual. Back in the late 70s and 80s we were regular visitors to the area with our tent, spending three weeks at the end of each June. Many car parks were free, until just before English schools broke for summer and new signs would go up with parking charges.

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Post by HairyFool Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:54 pm

They will need the price hike to pay for wardens ticketing those that trying to find somewhere else
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Post by inspiredron Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:00 pm

In Ellesmere Shropshire cahrge year round for parking by the Mere - very sad.

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Post by Paulmold Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:04 pm

inspiredron wrote:In Ellesmere Shropshire cahrge year round for parking by the Mere - very sad.
Been going there for years (used to live in Chirk) , did notice last time that charges now applied.

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Post by groundhog Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:46 pm

Paulmold wrote:North Devon is preparing  for a repeat of last year's crowds , so what are they going to do to help  cope?  .........

Let's put up parking charges by 40p per hour, that'll stop them! Nothing to do with an extra £118,000 of revenue.

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/car-parking-charges-hike-help-5030256
Increases are only proposed in two car parks in Ilfracombe and one in Croyde so yet again we get a sensational story over something that was likely to happen anyway and is nothing new.

A far bigger danger is the banning of any motorhome parking in some of these areas and I can see it coming down the line.
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