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Car parking and bus subsidy data

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As part of our parking reviews, we publish financial data and occupancy figures relating to the car parks we run.

Car parking cannot be looked at in isolation which is why the council services responsible for these areas work closely together. Boosting Wiltshire’s economy is one of the council’s key priorities and so far, despite the national economic situation, it is faring relatively well.

Any excess money made from parking charges is used to subsidise transport-related projects, including local bus routes. Lots of people in Wiltshire rely on buses to get to and from towns to do their shopping or get to work, either because they do not have cars, or only have one per household. Putting the money back into this vital service will not only help these families, but also local businesses.

  • 50% of all bus miles undertaken in Wiltshire are supported by Wiltshire Council, which includes most of the rural and small town services and all evening and weekend services
  • 3.7 million passengers carried annually on supported services (37% of total passenger trips in Wiltshire)
  • 44% of rural households have access to an hourly or better weekday daytime bus service
  • 89% of rural households have at least a daily weekday bus service
  • There are 122 supported services across Wiltshire

Last updated: 23 December 2013

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