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The news archive contains all the information on the ADVANCE actions that have been posted during the project time.
You are very welcome to scan through the archive and follow the development of the project!


The Push & Pull Training Materials are available for downloading

April 2017

PUSH&PULL developed 7 different units on teaching / training material. Their didactic structure enables their use in different types of learning and presentation formats. The materials are designed to be both mutually complementary and capable of being adapted by the instructors to the relevant teaching goals and instructional settings and situations. Slides and written material summaries (in 16 languages) are available.

A set of training materials has been developed that can be used by any organization (local, national authority, private company, educational institute, etc.) who is interested to gain more knowledge in the practice of parking policy and management. Materials for the following 7 topic areas have been developed:
1. Setting the framework for parking policy
2. Parking and Mobility Management at city level
3. Parking, retail and urban economic development
4. Monitoring and Evaluation
5. Parking standards
6. Parking and new mobility (and societal) trends
7. Parking Enforcement

Download the materials free of charge here

Contact: Robert Pressl

The Push & Pull Training Materials are available for downloading

The PUSH&PULL Final Report is available

March 2017

Do you want to know all products that the PUSH&PULL project developed on parking management? Do you want to ge a quick overview on measures and their impacts of 8 implementation cities / partners? Then browse through the Final Report.

The Final Report shows what Cities like Ghent, Krakow, Tarragona, Iasi, Bacau, Örebro, Nottingham or the University of Ljaubljana has implemented and achieved. Furthermore parking management experts give advice on different topics of parking.
Find the Final Report at our Download Centre)

The PUSH&PULL Final Report is available

Using parking revenues to finance sustainable mobility video in 17 languages available

February 2017

The PUSH&PULL project has now translated and published its video clip on the Core Funding Mechanism into 17 languages.

A transfer of parking revenues to finance sustainable mobility is the main idea of the project.
A general document and a 3-minutes video clip explain this idea.
Find the videos here

Contact: Robert Pressl

Using parking revenues to finance sustainable mobility video in 17 languages available

Stakeholder News from P&P Partner Nottingham

November 2016

This is the second stakeholder newsletter from the Push&Pull project partner Nottingham.

Download the newsletter below.

Contact: Peter Saunders

Stakeholder News from P&P Partner Nottingham

Parking revenues to be used for road management in Lisbon

November 2016

Lisbon is creating an urban mobility fund worth € 15 million to finance the management of urban roads. The city plans to raise the money through parking revenues, fines and vehicle excise duty.

Read more from this Eltis news item here or directly from the Portuguese online Diario de Noticias

Contact: Robert Pressl

Parking revenues to be used for road management in Lisbon

Conference on flexibilities to Parking standards in Germany

November 2016

In order to enable affordable housing and construction, the cost reduction for parking by reducing parking standards has been identified. For the implementation of lower parking standards the integration of innovative mobility concepts plays an important part.

The German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conversation, Building and Nuclear Safety together with the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development invites to a one day conference for discussion and exchanges between countries, local authorities, the housing and construction associations. The conference will be held in German on the 6th December 2016 in Berlin and is free of charge. For details please check the attached program below.

Contact: Martina Hertel

Conference on flexibilities to Parking standards in Germany

The Push&Pull approach is implemented in Vienna

June 2016

From September 2016 on paid parking is extended to 16 boroughs in the City of Vienna. Revenues from paid parking will be earmarked used to finance sustainable mobility offers such as public transport or P&R.

Besides Amsterdam or Gent Vienna is now a further major city that practicises this smart approach.

The Push&Pull approach is implemented in Vienna

On Street Parking Manual

April 2016

SUTP / GIZ provide a brandnew On-Street-Parking Manual in their usual high quality standards. This International Toolkit has been produced by Paul Barter, who is an expert on municipal parking policy and how such parking can better serve sustainable mobility goals.

The Toolkit contains aspects such as

  • an Introduction to the topic
  • Institutional Basics
  • Physical Design of On-Street Parking
  • Management Tools
  • Enforcement
  • data Collection and use

Download the Toolkit at: http://sutp.org/files/contents/documents/resources/B_Technical-Documents/GIZ_SUTP_TD14_On_Street_Parking_Management_en.pdf

On Street Parking Manual

Singapores Parking Policy

March 2016

Get an insight into Singapore's Parking Policy by a 23-minutes video that Singapore TV showed.

Within the series of IT FIGURES a video clip is provided that shows how parking in Singapore is organised and managed. Among others it gives an overview on local parking standards or pricing policies. Interviews with parking expert Paul Barter and local planners as well as facts and figures support arguments and decisions. Have a look at the
Video here.

Singapores Parking Policy

Ottawa’s 90-second Review of Minimum Parking Space video

February 2016

The Canadian City of Ottawa is currently carrying out a public consultation on parking space management and minimum standards. What they want is a rule change to stop local government from forcing developers to build spaces the market might not want.

Ottawa wants to reduce or eliminate those outdated parking minimums for development that occurs in inner urban areas or near transit corridors, in line with a new city plan adopted in 2013.
The video spotlights three reasons why:

  • To promote business and development
  • To improve urban housing
  • To reduce traffic and car reliance

See video at
Review of Minimum Parking Space

Contact: Robert Pressl

Ottawa’s 90-second Review of Minimum Parking Space video

The Parking Management approach in Sofia, Bulgaria.

November 2015

The Eltis published a video clip on the Parking Management approach in Sofia, Bulgaria which includes paid parking and enforcement.
See the whole clip or read the Eltis Case Study .

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Contact: Eltis

The Parking Management approach in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Results on evidence on parking policies and other sustainable mobility initiatives now available from EU-co-funded project

November 2015

The EVIDENCE project has analysed the evidence in 25 reports and papers concerning the effect of parking policies on sustainable mobility. They are confident in saying that parking policy is an essential element of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, having found important evidence on the effects of parking measures on reduction of cruising and car use in commuting. Additionally, they found that (restrictive) parking policy measures have no detrimental effect on the local economy and highlight possible problems related to the use of Park and Ride facilities.

The Evidence project has analysed parking management aspects on problems like search traffic, car commuting or economic impacts and present evidence on potential solutions. A short executive summary could be download below.
Please also visit the Evidence Webseite

Contact: Eileen O’Connell

Results on evidence on parking policies and other sustainable mobility initiatives now available from EU-co-funded project

Salt Lake City street removes parking, add bike lanes and sales go up!

October 2015

Usually the removal of parking spaces ends up in complaints of retailers. In salt Lake City, USA they did and instead build safe cycle lanes with surprising results on the rises of sales.

Read more of this Velo Mondial News item here

Salt Lake City street removes parking, add bike lanes and sales go up!

Video on Pavement Parking Campaign

June 2015

Blocked pavements aren't an obstacle only for visual impaired people but of course for them it is a bigger desaster than for anyone else.

Two guide dog owners explain the devastating effects of pavement parking and call for a nation-wide law to tackle the issue.

Watch video

Video on Pavement Parking Campaign

Good arguments for Parking Space Management

April 2015

The brochure on 16 good arguments on Parking Space Management is now available in several languages for downloading.

This brochure provides a summary of the main 16 good reasonsfor Parking Space Management in form of facts & figures (picture / diagram and explaining text). The layout and content ensures it is easily understood by the main target group which is the decision makers who should / would like to implement parking space management. The arguments are also designed to be used in own presentations. The brochure will be available in EN, DE, ES, PO, PL, BU, RO, HR, EE, FI, SR, FR, SE, NL, HU, SI, IT, LT, and CZ.. At a later stage it will be also available in printed form for most languages.
To get the brochure as download goto the download centre.

Some arguments are also available separately as extended versions in English only.

Good arguments for Parking Space Management

How can cities succeed to transfer parking spaces into bike lanes?

April 2015

How can cities succeed to transfer parking spaces into bike lanes?
The article "From parking spaces to bike lanes: 10 ways cities can win the fight" gives an overview on key strategies and do's and don'ts including practical good practise from cities.

Read the article from Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer here and see what US Cities, Mexico City, Frankfurt or Utrecht did to succeed.

How can cities succeed to transfer parking spaces into bike lanes?

New parking policy in Paris

April 2015

Since 1 January 2015, motorists in the capital must now comply with the new paid parking regulations. During the December 2014 Paris Council, the new municipal team voted in favour of significant rate increases, of which the main objective is to increase the rotation of parking spaces.

Read more at Eric Britton's World Streets.and the article "Paris activates parking leverage to improve urban mobility" – by Alexandre Micheau here.

New parking policy in Paris

Umeå's green parking purchase model

November 2014

Under the unique ’Green Parking Purchase’ system, a pilot action was started in the Swedish City of Umeå that lets developers build 40% fewer parking spaces in exchange for a committment to change the travel behaviour of tenants and reduce their car use by 40%.

The objectives of this parking model is for bothe sides, for estate developers it reduces construction costs, while for the city it steers transport towards a more sustainable behaviour.
The agreement identifies the commitment of both the city and the real estate owner in encouraging sustainable travel patterns among employees based at the property. The commitment of the city and the municipal parking company is to:

  • Deviate from existing building standards and allow Balticgruppen AB to build 40 per cent fewer parking spaces for cars in their new development;
  • Manage a public transport fund.


The commitment of the real estate owner is to:
  • Contribute to a public transport fund that will enable incentives for employees to use public transport (PT). The fund guarantees a 20 per cent discount on monthly tickets for PT for a period of 25 years;
  • Provide for extraordinary parking facilities for cyclists. For example, heated garages combined with a bike repair stations and dressing rooms;
  • Provide an on-site car-sharing system, whether private or a commercial alternative;
  • Develop a communication plan to promote the new forms of sustainable urban mobility. The property owner or tenants (employers) specify which communication activities will be carried out, by whom, when, through what channels, and how this will be monitored.


So far there are no evaluation results available.

See more at: Eltis News Item

Contact: Robert Pressl

Umeå's green parking purchase model

Amsterdam is practicising the core funding mechanism from Push&Pull

September 2014

The City of Amsterdam is using money from parking space management to directly finance mobility management and sustainable transport solutions.

Innovative Parking is a Swedish research project looking into smart solutions for parking and mobility (http://www.innpark.se/eng/eng-index.php). There is not so much informaton in English at the website so far, but some intreresting reports to download. Brand new is a description of the Mobility Fund in Amsterdam, where money is transfered from parking to mobility management. Can be downloaded here.

Amsterdam is practicising the core funding mechanism from Push&Pull

P&P presented at ECOMM 2014

May 2014

PUSH & PULL has been presented for the first time at the ECOMM 2014 in Florence.

At the European Conference on Mobility Management ECOMM 2014 PUSH&PULL has been presented for the first time to the general public which contained of authorities, consultants, academics, researchers and NGO. The main content was to make the audience aware of the advantages of parking management and the combination with mobility management measures. The focus was set on the core funding mechanism that uses revenues from parking space management to finance mobility management measures.

P&P presented at ECOMM 2014