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Reader letter: Hardly surprising Rose Lane car park is generating less income than council predicted

PUBLISHED: 15:09 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:59 21 April 2017

Norwich City Councils recently opened Rose Lane multi-storey car park in Mountergate. Picture: Steve Adams

Norwich City Councils recently opened Rose Lane multi-storey car park in Mountergate. Picture: Steve Adams

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It is hardly surprising that despite being named “best new car park of 2017” the new Rose Lane car park is generating less income than the council predicted.

The new car park location is inconvenient - especially for city centre shopping and when trying to leave onto Rose Lane - and is expensive to use in comparison to other nearby car parks.

MORE: Judges name Norwich’s £7m Rose Lane car park the country’s best new car park
I guess that although the judges appear to have chosen the car park based on the provision of bicycle racks, toilets and electric charging points, motorists choose a car park based on location and/or cost.

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