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NPA Releases Groundbreaking Study on New Ways to Reduce Congestion for Livable Cities

Parul Dubey on November 27, 2018 - in Roads, Transportation

New York, NY — The National Parking Association (NPA) today releases a groundbreaking study that demonstrates how parking can be applied as a shared mobility solution to reduce congestion. The study commissioned by NPA was authored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC (PwC). Executives from the firm’s Strategy&, Global Automotive Practice, and U.S. Mobility Practice, served as the principal authors. 

An Ecosystem Approach to Reducing Congestion explores the real causes of congestion and highlights how parking, in conjunction with other forms of mobility, optimizes infrastructure to effectively move people and goods in and out of cities. 

NPA President Christine Banning, IOM, CAE said, “Livable cities are vital for real estate development, employment and tourism. Together, we can reduce congestion with a new vision for cities that embraces shared solutions and an ecosystem approach to reducing congestion.”

Study findings highlight:

  • Facts & forecasts on population, urbanization & vehicle miles traveled.
  • Planning and funding models with levers for reducing congestion.
  • City archetypes & traffic patterns with implications for reducing congestion.
  • Case studies on New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
  • Shared parking and new applications for parking to park once and reinvent the curb.

Banning added, “The PwC study debunks congestion myths, provides planners and cities with models and levers for reducing congestion and demonstrates how reducing or eliminating parking minimums and applying a park once philosophy can support intermodal transit within cities.”

A copy of the full report is available at: www.weareparking.org/congestion


About NPA
The National Parking Association is the nation’s leading parking trade group. Our mission is to serve as the market leader in parking industry research, education, and programs that advance the industry and its professionals. We support advancing the interests of the private and public sector in parking, shared mobility, certification, advocacy, research, and education. Founded in 1951, NPA has more than 2,500 members and represents all facets of the parking industry. Learn more at weareparking.org

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