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:
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