Integrated Smart Parking System: Emerging and Shared Approaches

Funded

Randwick City Council

Coogee Beach; Kingsford and Kensington, New South Wales

Project stage

In progress

Timeframe

Start date: 19 November 2018
End date: 30 June 2020

Project value

Australian Government funding:
$400,000
Total:
$800,000

Partners

  • The University of New South Wales
  • Base Up Technologies Pty Ltd

Focus area

  • City and community planning
  • Visitor experience
  • Innovation and economic development

Project type

  • Community engagement
  • Visitor experience
  • Smart parking
  • Smart governance
  • People movement

Technology type

  • Internet of Things
  • CCTV
  • Data Management (Data platform, open data, data privacy and security, blockchains, standards)
  • Hardware
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • IT systems (interoperability)
  • Cloud computing

Project summary

This project seeks to address the shortage of public parking in high-demand areas and reduce the congestion and emissions created by drivers searching for parking.

The project will: use smart technologies to inform travel mode choice and direct drivers to available spaces; provide decision makers with a better understanding of parking utilisation and assist in enforcement; identify the existing and potential market for shared parking; and analyse data to generate trials of dynamic pricing.

The challenge

Parking shortage in high demand areas; and the associated congestion and emissions created by drivers searching for parking.

Solution

Use smart technologies to inform travel mode choice and direct drivers to available spaces; provide decision makers with a better understanding of parking utilisation and assist in enforcement; identify the existing and potential market for shared parking; and analyse data to generate trials of dynamic pricing.

Benefits

Better utilisation and management of existing parking spaces; and reduced congestion and emissions associated with drivers searching for parking spaces.

Lessons learned

Preparing the tender specification for smart parking solutions requires integrated planning and collaboration.

Contact details

Name: Emma Fitzroy
Email: emma.fitzroy@randwick.nsw.gov.au