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Urban parking policy in Europe: A conceptualization of past and possible future trends

Mingardo, Giuliano; van Wee, Bert; Rye, Tom


Giuliano Mingardo

Bert van Wee

Tom Rye


In the last two decades parking has increasingly gained importance in urban planning. Despite the growing number of papers published in recent years, an overall conceptualization of parking policy is still missing. Previous attempts (Shoup, 2005; Litman, 2006; Barter, 2010) focus mainly on the North American planning experience. We try to bridge this gap analysing the evolution of parking policy in Europe. In this paper we first present the key aspects of parking policy, and describe their generic evolution. Next we suggest a novel approach for parking policy making. We conclude by discussing some of the major challenges policy makers will face in the near future regarding parking in urban areas.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 9, 2015
Online Publication Date Mar 16, 2015
Publication Date 2015-04
Deposit Date Mar 23, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 16, 2017
Journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Print ISSN 0965-8564
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 74
Pages 268-281
Keywords Parking; Parking policy; Conceptualization; Key aspects; Europe;
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Contract Date Jun 16, 2017


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