Susan Tully, as part of the EU-funded Park4SUMP project, has published an ‘ELTIS topic guide on parking and SUMP’ in cooperation with the project partners of UIRS, Polis, Mobiel21 and Difu.
Park4SUMP was the only EU funded project to focus solely on the topic of parking, and this topic guide is a unique combination of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) framework and the results of four years of research. It is intended as a guide for city officials that aim to review or set up a parking management strategy in line with their SUMP.
Since parking policy is often a highly contested issue, the integration of parking measures into wider mobility plans can foster acceptance and accelerate long-term mobility goals. As stated in the topic guide: The key point regarding parking in sustainable urban mobility planning is that it has to be seen not simply as something to facilitate parking a vehicle, but as a core and strategic measure for managing travel demand and achieving SUMP objectives (P18).
The Park4SUMP project has now come to an end. A selection of the work undertaken by the 16 consortium cities can be found in the project’s Final Brochure. This also contains information on the ParkPad process, an auditing tool that can support cities in the development of their parking management plans.