Car mobility and immobility (i.e. parking) are persistent urban problems. Considering new transitions and trends in land-use and transport, including car-sharing and automated vehicles, and the revival of urban living, important questions arise concerning the redesign and reuse of urban space. Policy-makers need a new evidence base and toolkit to determine how best to repurpose the space currently accommodating private motor vehicles to make cities more attractive, efficient, livable places. This project‿s overall aim is to understand the role of parking in mobility, urban consolidation, and transit-oriented development. Does parking supply affect travel demand, car ownership, and ultimately urban quality of life?

Project members

Professor Jonathan Corcoran

Professor
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Dorina Pojani

Lecturer in Urban Env/Dev planning
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor Neil Sipe

Professor in Planning
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences