Parking Management

Tom Rye, Till Koglin

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This chapter explains how and why local parking policies are
developed, the sometimes conflicting relationship between parking, revenue raising and economic development and the circumstances in which it may be appropriate to use parking policy as a demand management tool.
This chapter offers a review of prior research and literature on the topic parking management and further explores the impacts and difficulties of parking management. Moreover, empirical data in this chapter comes from the authors’ own survey study of southern, eastern and southeastern European cities about their parking problems and policies.
The findings of this chapter show that there is a need to consider what parking solutions cities may choose and what solutions might work for them. It is difficult to say that very different solutions will suit cities of different sizes, but rather that the level of implementation of the solutions must be related to the scale of the problem in each city, and its citizens’ demands. In addition, each city must work within its particular legislative context, which is why certain solutions might not work in some cities.
Practical implications
Parking policy and parking management are key to urban mobility and to managing its negative effects. It is possible to develop a car parking policy that will manage the negative impacts of urban car use whilst also supporting business and the economy; but this is a balancing act, which is why it is important to learn from the experience of other places, as we have shown in this chapter. Parking demand and the response of different cities to it are very important when considering the rise of car use in Europe and other parts of the world. Future solutions for parking problems are detailed at the end of this chapter.
Originality/value of paper
This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of prior research in parking management and connects this overview to findings of the authors own survey in south, eastern and southeastern European cities. Very few studies have made similar connections and provided
in-depth insights into parking management in European cities. Moreover, the research provides useful information for planners and professionals dealing with parking issues and what solutions might work in their city.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParking: Issues and Policies
EditorsStephen Ison, Corinne Mulley
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
VolumeTransport and Sustainability, Volume 5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

VolumeTransport and Sustainability, Volume 5
ISSN (Print)2044-9941

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Civil Engineering


  • Parking demand
  • parking policy
  • parking management
  • land-use planning


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