Glossary Index of Parking Terms

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The commercial parking industry has undergone seismic changes in recent years, with shifts in mobility, technology, and market disruptions all playing a role in shaping the industry's landscape. From the rise of ride-sharing and electric vehicles (EVs) to the impact of COVID-19 on transportation and parking habits, the industry has had to evolve to keep up with these changes.

The 6th edition of Dimensions of Parking thoroughly addresses these changes. An updated glossary of terms is available on this webpage for reference.

This edition delves deep into the multifaceted nature of the commercial parking realm, highlighting the industry's adaptive responses to the substantial market shifts since its 2005 publication. It also examines the influence of innovative technologies, including automated parking systems and mobile payment solutions, on reshaping user perceptions and interactions with parking.

We encourage you to register for updates regarding the book's upcoming release. This publication serves as a crucial guide for those involved in parking facilities' design, finance, construction, operation, and marketing. The book is a collaborative effort by the National Parking Association's Parking Consultants Council (PCC) members. Established in 1972, the PCC is a distinguished, peer-reviewed group of seasoned parking consultants boasting extensive industry experience and references. The Council's membership includes architects, engineers, and parking management experts.