How can a more futuristic parking model help exploited parking resource for the benefit of a better urban environment and economic activity in downtown areas?
Background and articles
Virke (the Enterprise Federation of Norway) strongly engages in developing a good understanding of the parking offer’s impact on economic activity, traffic, environmental impact, use of public transport and city center development.
The report describes San Fransisco model (SF model) which is a model for use of new/excisting technology, to achieve a more optimal utilization of parking resources on the basis of:
• High parking fee leads to many free spaces, giving little visit to the shops
• Low parking fees means that every spaces is taken, search traffic occurs, customers and business spent unnecessary time in queues and this leads to increased pollution.
Read the report here: Fremtidsrettet regulering av gateparkering_sluttrapport_sign