|GP: CITYPARKING - City Parking in Europe - Regional|
THEMES OF COOPERATION: Accessibility, Mobility and Transport
DURATION: April 2005 - October 2007
TOTAL BUDGET: 1 305 000 EUR - ERDF CONTRIBUTION: 900 000 EUR
TOPIC FOR COOPERATION: Other appropriate subjects
Partnership: Humboldt University Berlin (Berlin, DE); Municipality of Bologna (Emilia-Romagna, IT); Municipality of Athens Development Agency (Attiki, GR); Municipality of Smolyan (BG); Santa Cruz de Tenerife Municipal Urban Planning Management (Islas Canarias, ES); Antwerp Parking Authority (Vlaams Gewest, BE); University of Ghent, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department Mobility & Spatial Planning (Vlaams Gewest, BE); Municipality of Bari (Puglia, IT); Universus â€“Centre of economic studies applied to engineering (Puglia, IT)
LEAD PARTNER INSTITUTION: Humboldt Universitat Berlin
CONTACT PERSON: Elmar Kulke
ADDRESS: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany
TELEPHONE: +49 3020936814; +49 3020936814
In most European cities, individual transport has increased in the past and is still on the rise, causing major problems, including traffic congestion, high demand for parking areas and negative environmental impact such as air pollution. One important way to address rising mobility pressures on European cities is to create effective policies to deal with stationary traffic and to manage parking in an innovative way. This includes measures such as demand-driven management of public and private parking facilities, the introduction of parking licenses, or advanced city-toll systems.
The operation "CityParking in Europe" focuses on the development of more effective policies and strategies to address rising mobility pressures in urban areas and associated stationary traffic problems. More specifically the project seeks to identify and transfer good practice and innovative solutions and develop generalised concepts and guidelines for cities that take account of major characteristics of the urban area such as size, network layout, economic development and environmental aspects.
The operation enhances the capacity of the partner cities to manage stationary traffic. It facilitates the development and implementation of innovative parking concepts that make traffic flow more efficient and reduce traffic-related environmental impacts.
Activities include the identification of good practice and the formulation of policy recommendations and guidelines. Based on workshops, conferences and study tours, partners examine in detail a range of tools and policies, including methods of surveying and modelling traffic flows, parking space management as an instrument to support local development objectives, userfriendly parking facilities and innovative technologies for parking space management.