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On street CPZ bays and charges

On street parking is available within marked bays. There are various types of parking bays for different users. Please see below the different types of bays available and the uses of these bays.

Types of parking bay

Resident/pay-and-display bays

In these bays you may park while displaying a Resident Permit, a pay-and-display ticket, a Visitor Voucher or a Disabled Badge.

Permit only bays

In a few areas pay-and-display tickets cannot be purchased and parking is restricted to holders of permits, Visitor Vouchers or Disabled Badges only.

Special bays

There are a variety of bays reserved for specific road users, such as Blue Badge Holders, motorcycles, buses/coaches, and taxis and should only be used by the appropriate user.

Misuse of a specific parking bay may result in the issue of a PCN to your vehicle.

On-street parking guide (PDF)

On street parking charges

The below information details the length of the parking period and the tariff that this will incur: 
  • Up to 30 minutes: £0.80
  • Up to 1 hour: £1.40
  • Up to 2 hours: £2
  • Up to 3 hours: £3.80
  • Up to 4 Hours: £6
  • Over 4 Hours (All Day): £8

Parking charges apply Monday to Saturday including Bank Holidays.

We offer the facility to pay for parking by phone (PDF).

Motorcycle parking

Motorcycle parking is free of charge and without time limit within any council owned car park or on-street pay-and-display parking bay. We request that motorcycles be parked perpendicular to the kerb subsequently using minimal parking space.

Disabled badge holder parking

Disabled badge holders may park free of charge and without time limit within any council owned car park (pay-and-display bay or disabled bay only) or within on-street parking bays (pay-and-display, permit only or disabled bays). However, clocks must be displayed to show your time of arrival if a bay has a time limit.

Contact Bedford Parking Services 

Email: parking.services@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 718057

Bedford Borough Council
Customer Service Centre
PO BOX 1494
Bedford  
MK40 9EA