Through this measure the City of Aalborg has extended and improved the real-time Parking Information System on the parking network in the city centre. A Parking Information System designed to reduce unnecessary circulation by giving more targeted and more comprehensive information to parking searching drivers. The main objectives of the measure are to:
- Reduce car traffic in certain areas;
- Enhance accessibility to the city centre and the commercial area on the outskirts of the city; and
- Achieve a modal shift away from the private car towards public transport, walking and cycling.
The current parking guidance system dates from the mid-1990s. It needs a thorough review, especially bearing in mind the re-development of the waterfront in the coming years where parking demand is predicted to rise dramatically.