In Cologne, Germany, real-time parking information signs diverted cars to park-and-ride lots increasing transit usage. As a result traffic congestion due to cars searching for parking in downtown areas decreased by 25 percent.

Managing Demand Through Travel Information Services

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This report highlighted several applications of ITS traveler information services used to manage demand during periods of congestion, including congestion during commute periods, special events, and emergencies. The authors defined advanced traveler information systems as technologies that assemble and process travel-related data and disseminate useful information to travelers.

In Cologne, Germany, real-time parking information signs increased transit usage by diverting drivers to park-and-ride lots near transit lines. Evaluation results showed that the downtown traffic congestion generated by cars "searching for a parking space" decreased by 25 percent.
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