Car Park Management Strategy

The need to reduce and manage car parking demand is a common driver behind the delivery of many Travel Plan Strategies. Car parking can often be in short supply, and even where readily available can be a costly facility to provide.

Whilst pro-active Travel Plan Strategies can help to reduce parking demand, through the provision and promotion of alternative non-car travel options, there is often a need to consider the introduction of a related Car Park Management Strategy. This approach often makes perfect sense, and the question could be asked why such a valuable and costly resource goes so frequently un-managed.

Car park management can come in many forms, and be used to meet a range of aims and objectives. Whilst the most common strategy is to adopt a simple ‘first come first served’ approach, much more complex approaches are available. Parking can be allocated based upon need, ‘cash out’ options can be introduced, and car park access can be time or day restricted. Whilst car park management may have historically been introduced to reserve spaces for senior employees, it can be used to ensure spaces are reserved for those who most need one, or to help nudge people towards the use of more preferable sustainable modes.

At TPS our team is experienced in the preparation of Car Park Management Strategies for both public and private sector clients, or varying scales. We work closely with clients to understand the parking demand which exists, the complexity of the challenge, and the potential solutions which could be introduced. We identify and advise upon bespoke and innovative solutions tailored to meet the aims and objectives of an individual project, considering costs, opportunities and obstacles.

To discuss your project and how we could assist through the preparation of a Car Park Management Strategy, please contact our friendly team.