Parking is the act of maneuvering a vehicle into a designated parking spot and leaving it there for a period of time. The term is also used indicate that the parking of a vehicle is permissible in a certain location.
Councils are typically responsible for ensuring that there are sufficient number of parking spaces available throughout a municipality to serve the needs of residents and visitors. This may be accomplished by:
- providing on-street parking;
- constructing off-street car parks;
- requiring that developments include enough parking spaces to serve their tennants and/or customers;
- setting and enforcing parking restrictions.