The action consisted in providing support to the municipality to improve the parking system in the El Jadida district in order to improve traffic and access to the city centre of Sfax. The technical assistance took place between November 2018 and March 2019.
Tags: urban mobility, urban planning, Mediterranean cities, Sfax
Manage the parking system in order to pave the way to sustainable urban mobility which allows to decongest the city centre of Sfax and facilitate access to its citizens.
Project type Technical assistance/urban planning&sustaiable mobility
Municipality of Sfax
Municipality of Sfax
Start date 2018-2019
The area of Sfax El Jadida, located north of the city walls, is a lively area known for its commercial activity and services. Due to the non-construction of the multi-storey car parks planned for this district and of a clear traffic and parking policy, Sfax El Jadida has become a congested and polluted area. As part of the technical assistance, MedCities, in partnership with the city of Sfax and the MedCities Knowledge Transfer Centre in Tunisia (CTC Sfax), has provided support to the city of Sfax in the optimisation of parking spaces in the El Jadida district, divided into two even areas by their functioning and socio-economic characteristics. In cooperation with the municipal team, the project has carried out an analysis on the state of parking and has proposed different parking-or- ganisation scenarios which have been submitted to public consultation, as well as a short-term action plan (2019).
The analysis has allowed for the identification of the following technical aspects:
Following the discussions which took place throughout the presentation of different scenarios, the chosen scenario was developed by identifying the necessary actions and investments for its implementation and management.
The proposal consists of implementing a new parking regulation on public roads which allows to optimize the exploitation of the road network for all users with payment parking along all streets in the district, including, however, restrictions (partial or total parking ban) in areas that present traffic congestion and/or security issues. A control and monitoring system was also put forward.