The Public Space as an Articulating and Structuring Element for the Sustainable Urban Mobility. Case Study: Parking management in Villavicencio, Colombia

  •  Carlos Alberto Moncada    
  •  Diego Alexander Escobar    
  •  Ximena Carolina Velandia    


With the purpose of contributing to knowledge in parking management, this research based on sustainable mobility and the right to enjoy public space, aims to generate guidelines that promote an urban lifestyle centered on integration between different modes of transport, motorized and non-motorized. In this sense, a case study is included on parking management in the city of Villavicencio (department of Meta), in which an inventory and characterization of on-street and off-street car parks is presented as the main input. Based on this information, a methodology is proposed, aimed at guaranteeing off-street parking with capacities greater than 50 spaces, eliminating those with low capacity and relocating their demand in parking lots with higher capacities and low occupancy percentages. This will allow financial sustainability so that off-street parking can offer adequate security, infrastructure and fare conditions that make them more attractive compared to on-street parking areas. Additionally, it is proposed the elimination of parking on the road with access or exit to the arterial road and the elimination of areas for this type of parking that intersect with public transport routes or infrastructure for bicyclists.

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