Parking in urban areas
Off-street parking facilities have a positive impact on the quality of life in urban areas and in large cities in particular. After all, a city is more attractive if it is easily accessible while having fewer cars parked on streets and in town squares. With our parking facilities and services, we contribute to the accessibility of vital functions.
We work together with municipalities to tune fair parking tariffs for different facilities and distances, such as parking on-street or in parking facilities, and in the city centre or at the outskirts.
By engaging municipalities in dialogue on these matters, we want to share our expertise and make a contribution to the accessibility and sustainability of cities. We actively seek collaboration with local governments so that regulated and paid parking become an integral part of urban mobility.
Figure 16 Access with P+R and P+W solutions
Even though municipalities throughout Europe are increasingly imposing restrictions on city centre access by cars, some access is required to be inclusive to all sections of society.
Some visitors prefer to travel as close as possible to their final destination by car and are willing to pay for that service, others opt for a journey including Park+Ride or Park+Walk.
Inner-ring purpose-built parking facilities particularly enhance accessibility while maintaining mobility and access for all. They reduce inner-city search traffic and on-street parking which, in turn, improves the liveability for residents and visitors alike.
Figure 17 Q-Park market position in Western Europe
Parking near hospitals
At Q-Park, we partner with hospitals and healthcare facilities whenever we can. This allows the hospital to focus on its core business of healthcare while we focus on the parking.