British Parking Association

As the leading authority within the parking profession, we represent, promote, and influence the best interests of the parking and traffic management profession throughout the UK and Europe.

Parking has a major influence on people’s travel decisions and technology is revolutionising the way people travel. Proper and effective parking & traffic management is vital in our towns and cities. As society evolves and the likelihood of congestion increases, it is important to encourage public acceptance and adoption of advances and innovations in new technology to enable delivery of parking solutions and services which contribute to a mobile society.

We make it a priority to ensure the parking profession maximises the benefits of emerging technologies and applications to help make parking better as part of everyone’s integrated journey.

We are a not for profit organisation and the largest professional association representing parking in Europe. We represent around 700 organisations in the parking and traffic management profession. Our members include local authorities, car park operators - including those managing parking on private land, such as retails parks, healthcare facilities, universities and railways stations - suppliers, manufacturers, learning providers, and consultants. Any surplus income arising from our work is reinvested back into activities to support our members or put into a reserve fund to ensure we can continue to raise standards and encourage professionalism.