MAPPED: The ten most ticketed streets in Birmingham this year

on December 14, 2015

A freedom of information request has shown that over 90,000 parking tickets have been issued to motorists in Birmingham in the first nine months of the year, a 4.67% increase on 2014.

Between the 1st of January 2015 and the 6th of September 2015, a total of 92,678 tickets were issued by Birmingham City Council across the entire city. It was also revealed that the ten most ticketed streets account for 56.66% of all tickets issued within Birmingham.

The top ten streets, which are shown in the maps above are:

  1. Alum Rock Road – 3,321 Tickets
  2. Waterloo Street, City Centre – 2,894 Tickets
  3. Stratford Road, Sparkhill – 2,166 Tickets
  4. Snow Hill (Car Park) – 2,161 Tickets
  5. Paradise Circus (Car Park) – 2,038 Tickets
  6. Corporation Street, City Centre – 1,779 Tickets
  7. Whittall Street, City Centre – 1,536 Tickets
  8. Steelhouse Lane, City Centre – 1,252 Tickets
  9. Bristol Road South, Northfield – 1,102 Tickets
  10. Edmund Street, City Centre – 994 Tickets

Three of the streets in the top ten; Steelhouse Lane, Whittall Street and Corporation Street all connect to Birmingham Children’s hospital. When asked if the hospital finds that patients and parents of patients have trouble parking, the hospital denied that there was any problem saying that:

Birmingham Children’s hospital see no problem with parking and does not have a position on the matter.

We also contacted Birmingham City Council to ask them if they believe there is enough parking spaces in the city centre, but the council did not comment.

The council also revealed that for 2014, the total revenue gained from parking tickets was £3,702,252

Award-winning journalist based in Birmingham UK. Data Editor @ Birmingham Eastside and owner of @UKbynumbers. Contact me: @Loftysandro or data@birminghameastside.com

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