Are allocated parking spaces really sustainable?

July 30, 2019

Nowadays, cities face a series of challenges regarding population, environment, mobility, economy, governance and urban planning. In recent years, there has been an intensification of urbanization and the concentration of inhabitants in cities has been increasing. Faced with this, it is now essential to rethink our mobility in order to confront these new societal, economic and environmental challenges that are constantly increasing and evolving. This raises the question of whether it may be necessary to rethink our mobility habits in order to ensure better optimization of our parking spaces while effectively contributing to reducing our carbon impact and costs.


1. The challenges of assigned parking

Today, our cities face many mobility challenges, particularly due to congestion in parking areas. Thus, it is essential to solve these problems through technology in order to increase the quality of life of citizens. As a result, the parking spaces allocated no longer seem to meet the expectations of this new society, which operates in a so-called collaborative economy that advocates the sharing and borrowing of goods rather than ownership. This new form of economy is a solution to the mobility and environmental problems faced by cities. Thus, by exchanging their private or allocated parking space when not in use, a citizen or employee guarantees a better optimization of the management of their parking space while actively contributing to the protection of the environment. For instance, employees who are "traveling" or "absent" for a certain period of time will find their parking spaces unused. Thus, in order to optimize these places, they will be able to free them up to let other users use them freely during their absence. Indeed, adopting an effective parking management policy makes it possible to substantially reduce pollutant gas emissions, since the parking spaces are renewed. And it allows other users to quickly find a space, which also allows them to reduce their costs.

2. Software development to facilitate parking

Faced with this economic and societal transition, solutions exist that enable you to benefit from a reliable and global parking management system that evolves according to the different fields of activity: from simple employee parking to complex installations in public spaces (supermarket, airport... etc.) and connected city solutions. Some of these software applications will allow you to permanently optimize your parking by making it available to different users, ensuring an efficient and effective rotation system. Your parking is managed from A to Z.

Software bepark

Example of BePark software


In addition, with this type of system, your parking space is managed according to your own rules, allowing you to define the terms of use for your parking and your spaces beforehand. This management software allows you to obtain a better overview of the occupancy forecasts of your parking spaces and to create reports based on the history of users, for example. The objective is to improve the occupancy rate of your parking lot and limit any negative externalities.

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