Why did we ask, "Do you support increased car parking in your local CBD?
It was to gauge the candidates understanding of the role of parking control in the development of sustainable transport. The HCC 'Sustainable Transport Strategy 2009 – 2014" states the case very clearly,
"A core tool that Councils have to enable them to influence transport is their control of vehicle parking ..... the Council is in a position to use the parking under its control to encourage behavioral change."*