To support a city's vitality, the city must be accessible, not only today and tomorrow but also in twenty or thirty years' time. Accessibility is also important for a city's image; a supportive, effective parking policy must be developed and implemented to meet this need and to empower it.
An effective parking policy supports the requirements for improving air quality in the urban area, as this influences mobility in general and car mobility in particular. A city that wishes to express its particular qualities and to capitalise on these, must also deliver quality where parking is concerned. Parking determines the first and last impression of a city that people visiting by car take home. A high quality parking policy forms part of the overall urban quality concept because only then is a cohesive unit from beginning to end created.
effective and efficient parking policy keeps the many conflicting demands on public space on the right tracks.