ADAC expert series “Time to move”: 120 representatives of the world of politics, business and …

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The increasing flow of commuters, the growing delivery traffic, more and more cars and the desire to provide more space for cyclists pose serious challenges for municipalities. First of all, the growing lack of parking spaces causes problems for city officials and residents.

On Wednesday, June 8, as part of the nationwide series of experts “It’s time to move!” presented the results of his study on parking to about 120 representatives of the world of politics, business and science.

At the invitation of the ADAC regional clubs Hesse-Thuringia, Middle Rhine, Palatinate and Saarland, the experts of the NH Hotel in Bingen discussed various solutions from the perspective of car, motorcycle, cyclist and caravan drivers.

“Parking is a key factor in urban mobility and should be viewed as a whole. This means that changes in urban mobility should be taken into account, such as the increase in bicycle traffic and electrification “- emphasized prof. dr hab. Peter König, director of motion and technology at ADAC Mittelrhein, at the beginning of the event.

Then Ronald Winkler, ADAC’s traffic specialist, presented the results of the ADAC study. Therefore, 30 percent. Downtown residents who own a car complain of a lack of parking spaces, long searches for a parking space, and high parking fees. Half of cyclists miss parking lots in city centers, and four out of ten criticize the lack of weather protection there.

“Most of the respondents reject the planned increases in parking fees for residents in many places without creating more parking spaces. The same applies to the replacement of parking spaces with bicycle paths or bus lanes, ”informed the Munich traffic expert.

As the shortage of parking spaces on public streets grows, ADAC believes it is important to use available spaces more flexibly and efficiently through parking space management and digitalisation. Loss of parking spaces due to land conversion can only be accepted if alternative parking spaces are created in the vicinity of people’s residence.

Traffic planner Ivan Kosarev (LK Argus engineering office) presented parking space development concepts on the example of the cities of Berlin, Düsseldorf and Cologne. The concepts are based on a comprehensive analysis of the parking situation in the city, evaluation of parking space organization instruments and recommendations for prospective practices at city level. Apart from redistributing space, parking space management is one of the most important instruments.

“Making parking lots more expensive – that doesn’t resolve any conflicts. We need forward-looking concepts that mean safe mobility and are based on greater cooperation between road users, not against each other, ”Kosarev emphasized. Effective parking management requires a clear approach, resources and communication. “Parking concepts can only be successfully implemented if the measures are met with broad public approval,” says Kosarev.

Wolfgang Bohle (Planungsgemeinschaft Verkehr – PGV-Alrutz GbR), Lukas Hartmann (Stadt Landau / Pfalz), prof. dr. Petra Schäfer (Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences) and Gerd Seber (Bundesverband Paket und Expresslogistik eV). Topics ranged from comprehensive parking digitization via apps, data and services to alternating loading zones for logistics transport and individual parking concepts for cyclists and residents.

“It’s time to relocate to meet the challenges facing society as a whole. In order to successfully shape the future of transport, the innovative potential of our country must be used, ”emphasized Michael Puschel from the Ministry of Transport of the Rhineland-Palatinate.

“The lectures and discussions showed one thing: we need to rethink parking and try out new things in the context of experiments. Parking management can only be effective if it is understood by the public as part of a comprehensive urban traffic concept. there is still a lot to do, and we at ADAC are ready for everyone as a partner and provider of mobility services, ”said Prof. dr. Peter King is ahead of us.

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