2. Agreements


There are two main goals with this work package. One is to compile information on different types of agreements and contracts regarding parking and mobility services between different stakeholders involved in urban development (city development office, developers, property owners, housing cooperatives/tenants). Contracts with the purpose of securing the implementation of agreed mobility services both in the short and long run. The second more important goal with the work package is to choose types of agreements and concepts for mobility solutions that are good enough to motivate residents to opt out of owning a private car, and thereby lowering their need for parking spaces, to the advantage of other mobility solutions.

Main activities:

The aim of the work package is to gain acceptance and to identify robust agreements for implementation of at least two mobility services within the frame of implementation for the demonstration houses.


To manage parking in new housing developments is costly for many reasons, among others the land value is generally high in Stockholm and implementation of a project usually have technical or practical restrictions in a large city. The consequence of this might be that a housing project is not conducted or that there are fewer apartments in the house. Another visible consequence is that car parking rarely carries its own costs in new developments, which leads to that the cost need to be allocated on all actors, even those who never use the car parking.

Another challenge in this context is that the city of Stockholm have an ambition to create 100 000 new apartments by 2030. This means an annual increase of 5000 new apartments. Stockholm is going to grow according to the city's development plan "The Walkable City". In 2012 the city has also agreed on an accessibility strategy that will provide guidance for how the city shall prioritise the different means of transport in limited road and street spaces. In summary, these strategies mean that Stockholm shall develop by densification to a more functionally mixed and connected city. The dense city provides good opportunities for sustainable travel by biking, walking and using public transport, but have implications on individual travel by car if its share becomes too high.

Within the Innovative Parking project some of these challenges that the cities have in front of them them will be handled. This by new approaches to handle parking numbers in new developments will be tried and evaluated. The goal is to find effective ways of realizing the cities development and accessibility strategies.


Those in charge for the work package are Stadsbyggnadskontoret in Stockholm in cooperation with WSP, TUB and KTH.