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Parking policy in cities and regions

Watch Prof Jago Dodson and Dr Elizabeth Taylor discussing parking policy as a lever to influence travel behaviour.

Prof Jago Dodson in conversation with Dr Elizabeth Taylor

This video introduces the history of parking policy, and its importance as a lever to influence travel behaviour, focusing on the provision of parking with property development. How has this typically been resolved since the advent of mass car ownership in the mid-20th century, and what policy alternatives does the conversation bring up?

Your task

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Watch the video about the impact of parking policy on urban liveability and economic performance.

What are the two alternative outcomes the author suggests? In practice, elements of both permissive and restrictive parking policies often overlap or combine. Where on this spectrum would you locate the approaches taken in the city or region where you live or work? Hold this thought, we’ll get back to it.

Further resources

If you would like to explore some of the concepts we have covered in more detail, the following resources are optional.

On the politics and hidden costs of parking and tollways

Parking and the City

Parking Infrastructure and the Environment

Parking facilities and the built environment: Impacts on travel behaviour

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