Parking presents new market for urban innovation

Experts on where vehicles stop are thinking more about how they run, according to the International Parking Institute‘s latest emerging trends survey.

The institute’s 2018 report suggests the role of the urban parking professional is today being transformed into one of a mobility specialist, as curb management grows more complex thanks to the proliferation of new transit options and a growing desire by citizens to live in more sustainable urban environments.

Despite the increasing number of alternatives to private vehicles, around 60 percent of survey respondents—which included parking and transport managers, consultants and department heads—claimed that: “Many businesses are convinced that the majority of their customers drive and need proximate parking access.”

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