4.4.1 Parking

The provision of car parking within city parks is limited and not normally provided, as it would limit space for other park facilities. Typically external parking is available or access by walking, cycling or public transport is possible.

External parking adjacent to parks requires careful planning and design. Key issues relating to on-street parking provision include excessive bus parking around the perimeter of parks that block views and pedestrian safety at crossing points into parks.

Cycle parking will be facilitated internally in the majority of parks, however in certain historic parks it may not be appropriate and external provision will be sought. In general, suitable bike parking arrangements will be provided for in all inner-city parks to further facilitate this mode of transport. Convenience and security will guide the placement of bicycle parking facilities in city centre parks.