The Salford streets where drivers got 30,000 parking fines last year

One street alone saw nearly 2,000 fines issued in 12 months.

Thousands of parking fines were handed out in Salford Quays last year.

In total, 30,277 parking charge notices (PCNs) were issued for various parking contraventions across Salford between October 2020 and September 2021.

During those 12 months, there were 1,713 parking tickets issued in Michigan Avenue alone – the highest number of PCNs in a single street across the city.

This was 70 % more than the Salford street with the second highest number.

Michigan Avenue in Salford Credit: Google maps

The no-through road off Broadway which is less than 250 metres long is one of three streets in Salford Quays which feature in the top five for parking fines.

The Quays and Vancouver Quay saw 858 and 715 parking fines respectively.

What’s been said about the stats?

Salford councillor Mike McCusker, who is the lead member for planning and sustainable development, urged drivers to check parking regulations carefully.

He said: “Our enforcement officers issue tickets across the city wherever they see vehicles illegally parked.

“The issues at the Quays are due to visitors not checking or ignoring the parking regulations which apply at the time.

“Michigan Avenue has some double yellow lines, but the majority is single yellow line parking and restrictions apply from 8am.

No parking Credit: Shutterstock

“Penalties here have been issued from 8am onwards where visitors have been parking on single yellow lines.

“The Quays penalties relate to people parking at bus stops and in the taxi rank when visiting the Quays predominantly in the evening.

“Vancouver Quay penalties have been issued to vehicles without permits which park in the clearly signed permit holder zone.”

Where else were drivers fined?

A further 1,004 fines were issued in Bury Street, a 275-metre no-through road in the city centre – the second highest number in one street during that period.

Hulme Street, another side street which is located behind Salford Crescent between the A6 and Oldfield Road, saw 748 PCNs issued over the 12 months.

Back Hulme Street, which is less than 100 metres long, saw 547 fines issued.

Greengate and George Street North each saw more than 600 PCNs issued during the same 12-month period, as did Bury Old Road and Ordsall Lane.

There were also 580 parking fines issued in John Street in Lower Broughton, 527 fines issued in Blackfriars Road and 457 fines issued in Adelphi Street.

Ohio Avenue in Salford Quays saw 444 fines issued during the same year.

Viaduct Street, Winnipeg Quay and Peru Street also feature in Salford’s top 20 along with Waterfront Quay, New Bridge Street and Algernon Street in Eccles.

The data has been provided by Salford Council following a request made by the Local Democracy Reporting Service under the Freedom of Information Act.