Parking management refers to various policies and programs that result in more efficient use of parking resources. This report summarizes the book, Parking Management Best Practices (Planners Press, 2006), which describes and evaluates more than two-dozen such strategies. It investigates problems with current parking planning practices, discusses the costs of parking facilities and the savings that can result from improved management, describes specific parking management strategies and how they can be implemented, discusses parking management planning and evaluation, and describes how to develop the optimal parking management program in a particular situation. Costeffective parking management programs can usually reduce parking requirements by 20-40% compared with conventional planning requirements, providing many economic, social and environmental benefits.
Victoria Transport Policy Institute (Canada)
Peter Midgley, gTKP