POLIS and EPA launch a new webinar series

POLIS is delighted to announce our new webinar series in cooperation with the European Parking Association (EPA). The series, launching on 6 October, 11:00-13:00 CET, will showcase several European cities, who will share their experiences with on-street and kerbside vehicle management.

This first event will kick off a series of three webinars focusing on several aspects of urban parking, including technological advancements and the adaption of off-street parking activities to new mobility services.

Commuters, parents, tourists, and shoppers, who are accessing urban space on a regular basis often don’t think a lot about parking and use the familiar facilities provided by shops, private companies or along the kerbside. This attitude can be observed by many politicians and planners as well, who are prioritising the decarbonisation of inner cities over the creation of an integrated management of vehicle parking.

POLIS and EPA aim to shed light on recent developments in kerbside vehicle management, as well as the technical progress related to new mobility services, including shared options, EV charging, seamless payment systems and more.

POLIS and the EPA have been working on this topic for over a decade together, bringing their respective members and expertise to the table for innovative and collaborative solutions. This webinar series will continue this work, drawing together public sector and industry stakeholders to discuss how new parking solutions can support the transition to a sustainable mobility future.

The webinars will be presenting state of the art solutions where the accent will be on the operational, environmental and economic opportunities that are generated by integrated vehicle parking management.

Old dogmas must be overcome to implement innovative mobility services. “New Mobility” doesn’t exist without regulation, control and space management, in other words, “New Mobility” doesn’t just happen on its own and as we will hear, integration with the static part of mobility is key.

Parking space management (fees, controls, regulations and services) is an important link enabling the modal split variation between individual to public transportation or new mobility schemes  (eg. EV, loading and unloading bays). Car parks are being rapidly transformed into “Urban Mobility Hubs” connecting and enabling a modal shift of people and goods. Smart Parking solutions (digital connectivity) seamlessly integrate to Smart Mobility and Smart City solutions. The parking sector, with decades of experience in on- and off-street parking, is integrating with all new mobility services facilitating a viable shift to sustainable mobility solutions.

On-street and kerbside vehicle management: Parking as a tool enabling the transition to sustainable urban mobility

The webinar series starts kicks off by providing an overview of the management of integrated on-street vehicle parking activities of cities in Western and Central Europe. From Lisbon to Oxford, cities discuss parking solutions for cars and delivery vans, as well as the setup of EV charging services, including the respective regulations and controls. Additionally, topics such as environmental access management, permits, fines, seamless payment systems will be highlighted by a handful of large and medium-sized European cities.

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11.00     Opening & Welcome – Laurence Bannerman, President EPA

11.05     The City of Lisbon – “MOVE LISBOA – strategic visions for mobility 2030: Oscar Rodrigues Director of EMEL (Lisbon’s Mobility and Parking Company).

11.20     The City of Barcelona – A brief integrated vehicle management overview and a new Last Mile Strategic Approach: Anna Xicoy, Vice General Manager Operations – Daniel Aicart Head of Strategic Planning and Analysis, BSM S.A.

11.35     The City of Milan – The centralised mobility platform managing and implementing integrated parking services supporting mobility strategies: Roberto Carreri, Director of Research, Development and Digital Innovationn, ATM Spa. Milan.

11.50     Questions and Answers

12.00     The City of Oxford – Oxfordshire County Council in Collaboration with the National Parking Platform: Emma Liptrot, Deputy Civil Enforcement Manager – Permits and Park & Ride Services  Oxfordshire County Council

12.15     The City of Colchester – The Park Active Project encouraging inner city last mile active  travel for citizens: Richard Walker, North Essex Parking Partnership Group Manager

12.30     City of Krakow – "Parking policies enabling new mobility solutions – results and acceptance: Tomasz Zwolinski, Chief Mobility Specialist, Urban Utilities Department, The City of Krakow.

12.45     Questions and Discussions

13.00     Closing of the Webinar


The webinar will be moderated by Ivo Cre, the Director of Policy & Projects at POLIS.


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