3 tips to succeed in flexible parking management

June 22, 2020

With the increase in teleworking, flexible workspaces are becoming more and more common. This creates the opportunity for flexible parking lots to develop within companies.

What is flexible parking? A parking lot where occupation is organized according to the needs of its users. Thanks to this organization, the space is optimized to the maximum occupancy in order to accommodate as many vehicles as possible.

There are many advantages of flexible parking: easy parking for employees, time saving, space efficiency, more people benefit from the spaces, improved user experience, employee happiness and many others.

How to set it up? Here are three methods that can be easily applied by your company to adopt the parking of tomorrow:

1. The implementation of a flexible mobility plan

The implementation of a mobility plan within your company consists of different grouping initiatives aimed at promoting more sustainable and efficient means of travel.

You have the opportunity to make this mobility plan more flexible by including actions that meet the need. It is possible, for example, to allow employees to adopt more flexible schedules, giving them a choice to use various means of transportation to get to work. It is up to them to decide whether they wish to come by bicycle, public transport or carpool with a colleague on days that suit them. 

These initiatives offer the opportunity to benefit from making your parking flexible. Parking spaces freed up by people using public transit, or other means of transportation can be distributed to workers who have no other choice but to come by car. 

Discover our article: What is a mobility plan?

2. The development of a flexible parking policy

A parking policy aims to optimize the management of a parking lot by implementing several solutions and functionalities to respond to the problems encountered. Solutions will be specific to each company because each case is different.

Flexible parking policy will allow you to accommodate as many vehicles as possible in your parking lot. By studying the needs of your employees, you will be able to define individual access to parking according to each person's needs and the availability of parking spaces. You will then have to make sure that this policy stays flexible and can be adapted to each individual case.

There are several options available to you regarding the implementation of this policy. You can either write and implement all of this internally or you can use parking management software.

Discover our article: Looking at parking policy for company parking lots

3. The use of a parking management system

Once your parking policy has been established, all you have to do is implement it with a parking management software. This will free you from the task of parking management, reduce the operational and financial impact of parking management and free up your time. Employees will be aware of the criteria in your parking policy and can organize themselves accordingly.


The creation of different types of access

You will be able to distribute different types of access according to the role of the person accessing the parking. Thus, within the same parking lot, you will be able to find

  • Employees benefiting from permanent access, without the need for a reservation.
  • Employees entitled to a quota of parking days with the obligation to reserve in advance.
  • Visitors with the option of reserving a place in advance to visit your premises.


A booking system

This will allow your employees to book a parking space on a daily basis and free it up if a change occurs. As a result, another person could benefit from the free parking space. If an employee knows that he or she will not be coming to the office because he or she is teleworking, no space will be allocated. This ensures an optimal occupancy rate on one hand, and on the other hand it allows for a rotation within the parking lot.

Your parking can be filled throughout the day, but by different people according to their needs. That’s the best way to fill your parking lot, with total flexibility!

If you are interested in this solution, ask for a free demo now!

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