GTZ module on Parking Management: A Contribution Towards Liveable Cities

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
Parking controls and pricing are transport demand management measures implemented frequently by local authorities, yet little academic literature is available on the success of these measures. To address this issue a new guide is available to provide practical advice for local authorities wishing to introduce parking management schemes.
Parking controls and pricing are transport demand management measures implemented frequently by local authorities, yet little academic literature is available on the success of these measures, preferring instead to concentrate on the politically “more lucrative” topic of congestion charging. This module attempts to redress that balance and discusses the various definitional, operational, planning, institutional and social challenges around parking practices in cities, and how these could be overcome. The module also discusses topics like types of marking, parking demand and common myths associated with vehicle parking. The publication contains 50 fully illustrated pages, 20 figures, 12 tables and 16 boxes and provides further reading and links on additional aspects related to parking management.

This new GTZ Sourcebook module on parking management is authored by Tom Rye, Professor of Transport Policy & Mobility Management in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University. This module offers measures to address parking problems in developing cities and is aimed primarily at stakeholders in local, regional or national governments and anybody with an interest in this issue. This includes not only traffic engineers but also policy makers, land use planners, transport planners, urban designers and in general anyone who has an interest in making parking more efficient and more sustainable.


Link: http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2471&Itemid=1〈=en
Country: 
Europe-wide
Topic: 
Walking and cycling