Parking gets smart - Improved parking management policies as tool to develop green and multimodal transport in the South Baltic area (Seed Money)

Project description

Parking management policies & tools are effective means to reduce car trips and to promote more sustainable ways of local and regional transport. In the last years, there emerged a wide range of instruments across Europe that combine “push” (e.g. increasing parking fees, restraining parking supply) and “pull” mechanisms (e.g. multimodal “park & ride” offers, flexible parking guidance systems). A joint adaption & further development of these tools & policies in the SBA can address the following challenges & opportunities:

A wider utilization of up-to-date parking management instruments does not take place in the SBA yet. Only few examples can be found so far (e.g. Malmö). Especially in the Eastern part, the car-oriented mobility paradigm still prevails and prevents policies that restrict car use.

Targeted parking management policies are in most cases limited to inner city areas. For other locations (e.g. hospitals with regional appeal, university campuses, popular beach fronts, groups of large office buildings / business centers, public transport hubs etc.) they are often still missing although significant effects may be expected. Recent ICT developments open new options to innovate parking management: The near ubiquity of smart phones increase effectiveness & attractiveness of flexible on trip guidance tools and multimodal door-to-door journey planning apps.

The main project seeks to create real-world demo measures (incl. investments) for up-to-date parking management with high replication potentials across the SBA. With this end in view, it is necessary to select & design the pilots based on a thorough exploration of the international state-of-the-art. The Seed Money project is used to take this step before designing the main project.

Project total eligible budget
39 900,00
33 165,00
Project start date
10 Mar 2017
Project end date
30 Jun 2017
Lead partner
Name: Polish Union of Active Mobility
Address: ul. Jana Heweliusza, 29 , 80-861 Gdansk
Region/Subregion: Trójmiejski
Country: Poland
Project partner
Name: City of Gdańsk
Address: Nowe Ogrody 8/12, 80-803 Gdańsk
Region/Subregion: Trójmiejski
Country: Poland

Name: City of Växjö
Address: Box 1222 Växjö Kommun, 351 12
Region/Subregion: Kronobergs län
Country: Sweden
Category of intervention
036 Multimodal transport