Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Planning Mick Gentleman have invited Canberrans to share their views on plans to transform parking in the ACT.
A public discussion paper, Smart Parking – transforming parking in the ACT, is now available on the ACT Government’s Time to Talk website for consultation, which will take place for one month from 6 February to 6 March 2015.
The discussion paper outlines the key features of smart parking technology and also proposes a trial of smart parking technologies in the second half of 2015.
Barr said the ACT Government is looking at ways to make parking more convenient, so it is easier for Canberrans to plan their travel and to mix car use with other forms of transport, including buses, cycling or walking.
“Smart Parking is a system that is able to capture real time information on parking occupancy by using technology such as in-ground sensors. Using smart phone apps and intelligent traffic signs, smart parking systems then guide people to an available parking space. This is turn saves drivers time, reduces traffic congestion and provides a better overall user experience,” he said.
“As at December 2014, six per cent of ACT parking users were paying for their parking via an app. This number has grown from two per cent in July 2014, highlighting the increase in demand for digital services in our community.”
To read the Smart Parking – transforming parking in the ACT issues paper visit www.timetotalk.act.gov.au/consultations