Parking space management, access restriction and speed control

What is the training about

This training module deals with mechanisms to “push” car drivers towards more sustainable modes of transport. You will learn how to apply policy measures such as access restrictions, parking management, speed control and also about the interplay between parking and economic development. Examples are private speed control as practised in Austria, parking management as seen to some extent in almost all EU cities, and physical or permit based access control systems as found in cities as far apart as Copenhagen, Krakow and Barcelona. The bulk of the module deals with parking controls and parking management because this is such a universal issue about which there is great demand for training. read more

Recognising that this is a controversial issue, the module starts by providing answers to some common myths about parking, such that there is never “enough” parking, or that without free and plentiful parking, a city will suffer economically. This will help you to respond to these common arguments in your own cities. The module then looks at how to implement parking management measures, such as blue zones on-street, or changed pricing structures off-street, when these measures are appropriate, and how much they cost. It also looks at how to implement reduced parking standards for new buildings as well as how to introduce successful Park + Ride schemes. Throughout the module the focus is on practical solutions, best practice examples and on building the political arguments for parking management. To this end, there is some considerable emphasis on ways to make the implementation of parking management more publicly acceptable. Finally the module examines the links between parking and economic development to show that there are much more important factors that will affect a city’s economy, that strict management of parking can go hand in hand with economic success, and that people in car dependent cities have less disposable income to spend on activities in their local economy. close


Tom Rye, Lund University

Qualification: Professor of Transport Policy, Transport and Roads Department, Lund University. read more

Tom has degrees in Geography and Community and Regional Planning, and a PhD in Mobility Management. Before joining Napier in 1996 he worked for London Transport in its Corporate Planning and Bus Priority departments; since then, as well as working as an academic, he has spent periods seconded to Colin Buchanan and to City of Edinburgh Council, as well as working on projects for Scottish and UK Governments and the European Commission. His particular specialisms are transport training, mobility management, transport policy evaluation and implementation, parking policy and planning for slow modes of transport. Since 2012, he is a professor at Lund University. close

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Parking space management, access restriction and speed control