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THE CHALLENGE

How to Manage Parking

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How to Manage Parking

How public urban space is best used and distributed is a topic of intense debate, especially against the backdrop of the climate crisis. Rising temperatures require more urban green space. Additionally, rapidly increasing rents and the Corona pandemic clearly show how precious (public) space is. This is in striking contrast to the ever-growing number of ever larger cars, which take up yet more public space while in motion and when parked - all without cost to car owners (depending on the size of the vehicles). 

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At the same time, traffic caused by parking contributes significantly to air and noise pollution in communities. Parking violators endanger the safety of other road users and make it difficult for police or emergency services to get through certain areas. For these reasons, environmental movements such as Critical Mass and Fridays for Future are not alone in calling for intelligent control of car parking within municipalities and the development and implementation of alternative transportation policies.

APPROACHES

  • Sensors and cameras can be installed in the already existing (urban) parking infrastructure.
  • (Existing) sensors and cameras can be connected to the platform or be newly installed.
  • The more comprehensive the municipality's strategic traffic control system is, the greater the overall traffic control effects.
  • The more comprehensive off-street parking areas, such as parking garages (including privately owned ones), are included in the guidance system, the more public space can be freed up and the more sustainable the control effects will be.
  • Collaboration with companies that manufacture navigation systems improves effects.
  • The reallocation of parking spaces must be accompanied by communication, and opportunities for residents and citizens must be made available.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • For everyone: Through targeted parking space management, less space needs to be reserved for parking.
  • For everyone: This space can be made available for other road users, for example, but can also be unsealed and designed as green space, for example.
  • For everyone: Reduction of car traffic and, consequently, of air and noise pollution.
  • For everyone: Danger and obstruction due to illegal parking is minimized.
  • For motorists: Search time for parking spaces is minimized.
  • For municipalities: better understanding of user behavior and local traffic patterns.
  • For municipalities: Influence of parking search times.
  • For municipalities: Financial revenue opportunities.
  • For municipalities: development of new intelligent and user-oriented mobility policies, including smart grid solutions (smart grids/e-cars as storage).

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Solution(s)

MOBILE APPLICATIONS (APPS) FOR SMART PARKING

 Off-Street Smart Parking 

Intelligent parking space management at charging stations

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Data

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