Some of the inspiring RESOLVE findings were presented during the “Parking Policies Workshop” which took place last December 24th in Lisbon, Portugal, within the framework of the Park4Sump Project.

Park4sump is a European project (co-funded by the H2020 Program), which focuses on parking management as a necessary measure within the Sustainable Urban Mobility Action Plans (SUMP), which includes 16 cities across Europe - some very advanced and others that are taking their first steps in this area. The aim of this Workshop, which had the presence of speakers and entities that operate in the field of transport and mobility planning and legislation (Local and Regional Authorities, Consultants, Energy Agencies), was to increase knowledge and share experiences of other EU cities in the use of parking management, improving the decision-making capacity of local authorities, and other transport authorities, in the proper management of parking as part of a SUMP.

During the Keynote presentation by Mr. Tom Rye (University of Edinburgh, Mobility Research – United Kingdom) titled “Parking management: Political support/acceptance and myths about parking management” some of the results obtained through the surveys done under the RESOLVE M&E Tool were showcased to demonstrate that “car users are NOT the best customers”, as seen below with the yearly average spending per transport mode for the different RESOLVE partner cities: