On 17 March 2017 TRAIL PhD student Geert Tasseron successfully defended his thesis ‘Bottom-Up Information Provision in Urban Parking: An in-depth analysis of impacts on parking dynamics’ at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
Recent advances in wireless communication technologies, such as parking
sensors, enable real-time information provision on on-street parking places to drivers. This PhD thesis shows that the reduction in search time for drivers with access to information comes at a
cost for drivers without access to the information technology. Hence, information on on-street parking places is unlikely to have the expected positive benefits on noise and air pollution.