Park4SUMP: Parking Management as Game Changer for Urban Mobility

Despite good parking management has proven to be beneficial in delivering sustainable urban mobility in our cities, it is still one of the most underdeveloped sections within the Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) policies. Park4SUMP aims to reverse this status by considering parking management as part of a wider strategy that can benefit urban mobility but also the overall quality of life of our cities. Good parking management can help freeing up public space, supporting local businesses, reducing search travel, generating revenues, and making our cities more attractive.

Sixteen cities have teamed up in the project to demonstrate and transfer benefits of strategically and smartly managed parking. Leading cities of Vitoria Gasteiz (ES), Rotterdam (NL), Freiburg (DE), Krakow (PL), and Trondheim will inspire, stimulate but also learn about experiences of barriers and success factors in parking policies from the follower cities of Sint-Niklaas (BE), Slatina (RO), Sofia (BG), Tallinn (EE), Zadar (HR), Shkodra (AL), Lisboa (PT), Gdansk (PL), La Rochelle (FR), Reggio Emilia (IT), and Umeå.

The project is coordinated by Mobiel 21. The website of Park4SUMP is currently under construction and will be built on the PUSH&PULL website, a successful predecessor project on parking management finalised in 2017.