PARKING IN COPENHAGEN

In May 1990, the City Council of Copenhagen decided on the form of payment to be adopted for street car parking. It required payment of a charge by means of cashed-in parking tickets, which were to be bought at new parking meters. This scheme aroused severe controversy and still does. This article describes some of the experience so far gained of parking behaviour and payment. It also gives information about planning, and about the first experience of the new municipal parking task force introduced at the beginning of 1992. Throughout the charge-paying area, a charge is payable for weekday (Monday to Friday) parking between 0800 and 1800; in the two most expensive zones, it is also payable on Saturday between 0800 and 1400. In the most expensive zones, tickets can be bought only for a three-hour period. In other zones, they can be bought for as many hours as are needed. It is also possible to buy monthly season tickets, and residents or small businesses can also buy permits. During Spring 1991 and Spring 1992, the Roads Department conducted random sample surveys, to estimate the extent of parking and payment in certain streets. The introduction of the new parking scheme reduced parking by 25% during 1991 and by an additional 3% during 1992. Traffic to central Copenhagen fell by about 10% in 1991. For the covering abstract see IRRD 866164.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 8 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00668631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM