Workshop Park4SUMP – Parking Policies and Measures for Sustainable Urban Mobility
An expert workshop on parking policy and management of parking measures was organised in Zadar on October 7 – 8, 2021 by Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS), partner in the Park4SUMP project and the Secretariat of the CIVINET Slo-Cro-SEE/ ODRAZ.
A total of 36 participants from the public and academic sectors, the transport and spatial planning sector and the consulting sector participated at the workshop.
Some of the goals of the workshop were to:
- raise awareness of the use of parking measures as a tool in SUMPs;
- break some of the myths related to parking policies
- transfer the experiences of other EU cities in the implementation of parking measures
- facilitate networking and discussion between Croatian and other cities and relevant organizations about their experience of using parking management, including challenges.
The workshop began with an introduction to the topics and lecturers and a welcome wished by Marko Stančec from ODRAZ.
Tom Rye then presented parking management by highlighting key policies, issues, concepts and examples of solutions. He also talked about the connection between parking and the local economy, as well as parking and SUMP.
Professors from the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences in Zagreb – Marko Slavulj, Mario Ćosić and Hrvoje Pavlek spoke about the legal and political aspects of managing parking measures in Croatia. Zagreb, Osijek and Sisak were cited as examples of good practice.
Aljaž Plevnik and Andraž Hudoklin from UIRS spoke about parking in tourist areas. Parking management is important for small towns and tourist areas where the quality of space and the visitor experience is improved. Examples of good practice from Sint Niklaas, Rogla and Bohinj were presented.
Riccardo Enei from Isinnova spoke about Implementation Technologies: Advantages and Disadvantages. There are many conditions that need to be met when choosing an implementation solution, and the parking environment needs to be considered. Therefore, it is necessary to find a flexible solution that can be adapted to different locations.
Determining the parking policy implementation process was brought to the participants by Tom Rye. Emphasis was placed on the implementation of policies and measures for efficient parking with special emphasis on prescribed parking and paid parking, and participants were also informed on the principles and tools of implementation. Examples of good practice from Barcelona, Dublin and Rotterdam served as an insight into the successful implementation of the parking policy.
In addition to presentations, participants had the opportunity to work in small groups and to discuss specific topics relevant to parking issues.
Participants had also the opportunity to gain insight into the planned and implemented measures of parking policy in Zadar, through the expert guidance of Josip Milić from the City of Zadar.