Achieving sustainable communities and cities is on the agenda of local policy makers in order to offer a better life quality for the residents of cities. Some of the major challenges cities are facing are transport related problems that constitute barriers to achieve sustainable cities. As the need for commuting increases in line with urbanization, an integrated and more environmentally friendly transport system is critical to achieve sustainability goals in relation to mobility.
In this project, we will develop a smart parking system, including park and ride scheme, which mitigates the congestion problem resulting from the inefficient use of existing park spaces in Istanbul, one of the most congested cities in the world. The developed scheme will be of help for municipalities to create better parking facilities and serve as a policy tool to promote transport systems in favor of the environment and community.