Founding Organizations

APDS was founded by leaders and professionals from global parking, transportation, and mobility industry organizations.

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BRITISH PARKING ASSOCIATION

As the recognised 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. We also manage initiatives for the sector including the Safer Parking Scheme (on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers), the Approved Operator Scheme (for those managing parking on private, unregulated land) and our stakeholder engagement group, the Parking Forum. Learn more.

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EUROPEAN PARKING ASSOCIATION

The European Parking Association (EPA), founded in 1983, is the umbrella organisation for European parking associations. The national member associations represent the parking sector which is consisting of private companies and public bodies that are operating and managing on- and off-street parking structures and services. Learn more

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INTERNATIONAL PARKING & MOBILITY INSTITUTE

The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is the world’s largest association of professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility — professionals who keep all of us moving. 

IPMI works to advance the profession through professional development, research and data collection, advocacy and outreach, and with experts from around the world in dozens of specialties to make sure parking and transportation function efficiently. Learn more