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Information about parking in Preston
Preston is a city in Lancashire, with a population over 300000 when the surrounding area is taken into account. Preston has long been overshadowed by the greater historical, administrative and academic importance of county town Lancaster to the north, and the sheer exhilaration of Manchester to the south. However, Manchester was never part of Lancashire, having been in Cheshire before becoming a county in its own right. It would not be unfair to describe many of Preston’s streets as “mean” (though not in the Philip Marlowe sense), and this can make where to park in Preston something of a problem.
Some additional information about parking in preston, to cater to all your parking needs
There are 150 on-street car parking spaces in Preston, and this is low in relation to the size of the population, to say nothing of visitors. Some are free, and some are pay-and-display. In some cases, particularly near shopping areas, parking is limited to a maximum of two hours. The annual parking report by Preston City Council refers to “informal parking,” by which it means streets with no parking spaces, but also no restrictions; according to the report, these streets are occupied all day, by cars which arrive early and leave late.