Parking space management (e.g. limited and paid parking in public spaces or in companies) are suitable measures to influence travel behaviour and to shift car trips to more sustainable modes of transport. This training material was used in Eltis training sessions in 2007 and looked at how car parking spaces - both on- and off-street - are managed in different European Member States and the effects of this on traffic flow, congestion and pollution.
Included are considerations, based on actual experience in cities around the EU, how they can be better managed in future to achieve local transport and economic development objectives. The material used in the training session looked at charging for parking, ways to better enforce parking regulations and at the provision of parking in new developments.