Atkins has provided counseling to a new study on flexible parking spaces for the City of Copenhagen. The idea behind the flexible parking is to allow cyclists and motorists to switch using the car park on the street as needed.
Parking for both cyclist and motorist
The experiment, which started 18th August 2011, includes five parking spaces in front of Ingrid Jespersen’s Secondary School in the Copenhagen. The parking spaces involved are during school hours from 7.00 to 17.00 dedicated to bike parking and in the time 17:00 to 7:00 used for traditional car parking.
The purpose of this experiment is to clarify the possible advantages and disadvantages of creating flexible parking spaces. Are the time intervals respected? Are the availability of sidewalk and roadway influenced of the new kind of parking? Furthermore, the focus is on how residents, students and other user accepts flexible parking at the school.
The experiment runs during the summer and autumn of 2011, after which it will be evaluated for possible spread to other schools in Copenhagen.