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Carparks4u.com is the UK's single most authoritative site for all your parking needs.

Whether it's finding a nearby car park when shopping, planning where to stop off in an unvisited town, or locating the best UK airport parking for your budget, carparks4u.com is there to make your life that little bit easier.

Parking Data & Research International

CarParks4U.com is owned and operated by Parking Data & Research International.

Ian Betts founded the Betts Consulting in 1996 followed by Parking Data & Research International a few years later . For over a decade he has been involved in the theory and practice of parking management, fulfilling this role in the capacity of a direct consultant and by presenting papers at seminars, notably for both the World Parking Symposium and the Canadian Parking Association held in Canada.

Ian Betts has been a member of the British Parking Association since 1990, a Council Member since 1991 and the President of the Association in 1995/1996.

Apart from in-depth knowledge of Parking Management and Local Government, Betts Consulting has compiled databases of car parks throughout the United Kingdom and car park management statistics information for car parks throughout the United Kingdom.

In order to ensure a consistent approach it has been necessary to produce a series of DEFINITIONS in English, French, Dutch and German of the types of car parks and their control systems . Definitions used on this website for Long and Short Stay car parks were produced by Ian Betts in 2004; car parks for which no charge are made are not covered by the definition which relates only to the cost of parking. Free car parking relies on strict management to ensure the use required is maintained, something difficult to maintain when no income from the parking is available to support it.

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