About the UK Car Parks website
The main aim of the UK Car Parks website is to provide a reasonably comprehensive listing of public car parks in Great Britain.
The car parks listed here are those used in the Transport Direct journey planner. This includes the majority of general purpose public car parks in Great Britain. As a general rule, it does not include private or "single use" car parks belonging to businesses and available only to their staff and customers, such as motorway services, the majority of supermarkets and "edge of town" retail parks. It also does not include on-street parking.
The information supplied for each car park is somewhat variable and depends on the information supplied in turn to Transport Direct. The dataset is a relatively recent addition to the Open Government library, and hence is somewhat raw in places. Over time, both the accuracy and comrehensiveness of the data should improve.
Copyright and Re-use
Data obtained from Transport Direct is used under the terms of the Open Government Licence.
Google maps and Open Streetmap maps are used according to the terms of their respective APIs.
Front page "car park" image is by Tom Rolfe.
All original content on this site not derived from any other source is copyright © Mark Goodge and is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Licence.
For those that care abut such things, this site is built on an open source platform using Linux, Apache, PHP and MySQL. The underlying design is based on a lightweight object-oriented codebase utilising Savant3 as a templating framework.