Parking management can help cities to redirect traffic flows and influence the modes of transport chosen by drivers and passengers. Yet it can also improve the use of public space, augment public safety, and support the local economy. Nevertheless, parking management concepts often arouse public resistance, making them difficult to implement.
As part of this project, researchers will gather empirical information and develop objective lines of argumentation in order to provide guidance to municipal decision-makers who are engaged in deliberative processes concerning the implementation of parking management concepts. The results of the study should help to place the often emotional debates surrounding parking management on a sound, empirical footing.
The study is being carried out by the German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) together with the communications agency Tippingpoints.