It seems pretty obvious to me that as the price of fuel goes up further, and I have no doubt it will, more and more people will suffer and it won't just be the car commuters.
I am still regretting having inadvertently mashed up sore-thumb's OP. As I've pointed out in between, he / she is a cycle commuter (that's how he /she comes to be posting on here.)
He / she was concerned that the parking charge was going to be applied at a flat rate, to all staff, irrespective of their parking / non-parking arrangements.
If you think about it, all the costs of employing NHS staff are paid by the public. If car parking which has been free is suddenly charged at say £200 pa that is an effective wage cut, dressed up as something else.
I'm no advocate of commuting by car - I've mentioned on here before that a conscious decision by me to cycle to work ( in spite of a whispered threat from on high of the consequences) did my own career no good at all. I tend to infer from what you say that we should switch overnight to a 9,000,000 bicycles in Beijing scenario. It might happen, and as we go down we will meet China on the way up and there will be some misery here.
In the meantime, I cannot help mentioning a captivating picture of you with (presumably) hubbers junior on a mechanical shovel. My elder grandson (who will appear in the pics if I survive to post on the 2040 thread "Where were you in 2008?"
) was fascinated by it. To be consistent, shouldn't you be using a pick and shovel?