On-Street Parking Pricing Guide
Rapid motorization has been a global trend in recent decades and has presented troubling consequences, such as air and noise pollution, traffic-related injuries and deaths, and inequity. As vehicle use increases, so does demand for storing vehicles, both for short-term stays on the street near drivers’ destinations and longer-term stays in off-street lots and garages. Managing and pricing parking is therefore critical to ensure equitable use of public space among high-volume, low-polluting transport modes like public transport, cycling, and walking.
This report explores strategies for efficient and equitable parking management with an emphasis on pricing. Parking management that includes pricing enables cities to reallocate space for bus lanes, bicycle lanes, wider sidewalks, and flexible pickup zones, and the revenue from pricing parking can help fund these improvements.
Cities that take action to address long-standing on-street parking management issues now may be able to shift the increased demand for vehicles expected to more sustainable and efficient transport modes.
We know that high-quality public transport, cycling, and walking infrastructure benefits users as well as drivers by reducing congestion as demand shifts away from driving. Efficient parking management and pricing enable all cities to prioritize valuable street space for people and businesses rather than cars, resulting in more equitable and healthier communities.
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- Watch the “Accelerating Parking Reform in the US” webinar series →
- Read ITDP’s “Taming Traffic” Report →
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