- Urban traffic problems
- It favours vehicle turnover
- It improves traffic conditions
- It relaunches commercial operations
- Adaptation to parking time
- Easy implementation and immediate results
An easy and immediate solution
Paid parking is a solution that is easy to implement and offers immediate results, it encourages movements related to the economic and social life of citizens, it improves traffic conditions and it relaunches commercial operations
Urban traffic problems
Traffic jams in the city centre, difficult access to businesses and the slowness of public transport bear witness to the traffic and parking problem.
The traffic problem is linked to a massive increase in the number of vehicles on the roads, due in turn to a higher need for transport which urban plans and transport systems have not had time to adapt to. The areas most affected by these problems are the city centres, the old neighbourhoods, those adjacent to shopping areas, stations and entertainment venues.
To address the traffic problem, a transport management policy needs to be developed, to include:
- vehicle traffic regulation: tolls, traffic plans, parking on the street and in car parks
- integrated public transport network: buses, trams, metropolitan railways, trains
The development of a global reorganisation of transport is a long-term project that requires large-scale investments and in most cases involves many neighbouring municipalities.
Paid parking objectives
Paid parking is an easy-to-implement solution and offers immediate results.
Paid parking responds to multiple needs:
- It favours vehicle turnover (short-term parking) and at the same time addresses the problem of cars parked in unauthorised areas, allowing more drivers to find a parking spot
- It improves the traffic conditions of certain roads and certain areas
- It relaunches the commercial operations of a neighbourhood or street
Revenue from paid parking can contribute to the financing of overall traffic policies.
Adaptation to parking time limitations
The purpose of paid parking is to encourage movements related to the economic and social life of citizens.
Just think about the increase in vehicle turnover brought about by this system and you will understand how paid parking allows more users to take advantage of a limited number of parking spaces over the course of the day.
As the strict restriction of parking time may prevent access to the centre of the city for retailers, their employees or residents, measures must be taken to allow certain categories of users to stay for the whole day. This need translates into the implementation of differentiated tariffs depending on the needs of different categories of users.
The delimitation of a paid parking area regulated by a municipal ordnance specifying which streets are covered, the rules (maximum stay, days and hours of application, special conditions reserved for residents and other users) and the tariffs applied.
The paid parking area is indicated by suitable vertical and horizontal signs in accordance with the parking code and its regulations