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Parking advice to Berlin for Potsdamer Platz

Parking advice to Berlin for Potsdamer Platz

Parking reduced at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin

In 1992, Tim Pharoah was invited to provide advice to Berlin Senate for Building and Housing on the parking policy that should be adopted for new city centre developments, in particular the new Potsdamer Platz. The initial plans included 6,000 car parking spaces.

London shows the way

Evidence from London of successful large scale office developments in the City of London with zero or very low parking provision was of great interest to the Berlin politicians. Following the advice and subsequent discussions, the planned parking at Potsdamer Platz was reduced to 2,600 spaces. It has been reported that even the lower total has proved to be an over-supply, with the great majority of employees and visitors arriving on foot, bicycle or public transport. (The final total of parking places built at Potsdamer Platz may be even less than the 2,600 shown in the  final proposals. Does anyone have accurate information on this?)

See pdf in right sidebar of an article based on this project in "Parking Review", October 1992

Client(s)Berlin Senate for Building and Housing
Team(s)Tim Pharoah with Deutches Institut für Urbanistik


Parking, traffic restraint, traffic limitation, parking policy, city centre redevelopment, Berlin, Potsdamer Platz, car-free