Through the Parking Working Group, POLIS brings its members and the European Parking Association together to discuss challenges related to urban parking policies.

The Parking Working Group brings POLIS members and the European Parking Association together to discuss challenges and foster innovation related to urban parking policies and practices.

Through the Working Group, POLIS facilitates coordination between authorities and professionals in charge of parking policy, on-street and off-street and public and private parking, urban planning, and curb-space management.

These activities are conducted in partnership with the European Parking Association, with which POLIS has signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate, among other activities, cooperation with local and regional stakeholders to address topics such as parking regulations, EV charging infrastructure, and sustainable urban mobility plans (SUMPs), as well as curb-space management linked to the deployment of new mobility services and urban logistics.

POLIS Parking Working Group activities ar also conducted in collaboration with related projects such as eCharge4Drivers and ShareDiMobiHub. Other past related projects include MORE and Park4SUMP.

The main topics being discussed in this Working Group are:

  • Parking policies and infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs);
  • On and off-street parking;
  • Public-private partnerships.
  • Parking standards.
  • Dynamic curb-space management

The group supports the Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS).

POLIS supports the bi-annual EPA Congress.

Topic priorities for 2024

Our current topic priorities for 2024 are the following:

  1. To explore the topic of parking as available space not only for cars but for all types of vehicles that are now on the cities’ streets
  2. To understand the current abilities of curb-side management digital service providers and curb-side management best practices from the US and the EU, as well as curb-side management’s relation to the rebalancing of public space
  3. To Investigate the relation between parking and energy infrastructure through the topics of parking as part of the Positive Energy District; EVs and fire hazards; a better understanding of what degree parking and EV charging’s business models match, including target audience, user needs, and the most appropriate parking/charging offer
  4. To continue the dialogue with the European Disability Forum Platform on the topics of the European Disability Card and accessible charging infrastructure
  5. To investigate the topic of right-sizing the vehicle fleet. The working group plans a document that can inspire local authorities to use parking policies to right-size the vehicle fleet

More information

For further information, please contact Ivo Cré, Daniel Herrera Meek