Transport planners take on 'hotly contested' parking debate
15 December, 2023
A new report from the Transport Planning Society (TPS) argues that current parking practice promotes car use and outlines 18 policy recommendations to encourage lower carbon travel.
The TPS report, called Just the Ticket! cites a number of examples of current parking practice that 'inadvertently' promote car ownership and use, including:
New developments are often required to provide abundant parking.
Parking on verges, pavements and other public spaces goes unchallenged.
There is a widespread expectation that parking should be provided, and at a low cost.
There is little discussion or understanding regarding the costs that the parking of cars and other vehicles can impose on others in society through congestion, noise, pollution, consumption of space and risks they pose to vulnerable road users.