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Smart parking trial begins in Manuka

By Michael Reid 29 April 2016 29

Andrew Barr launching smart parking at Manuka.

Smart parking technology has been introduced in the busy retail precinct of Manuka.

The 12-month trial is designed to help ease traffic congestion and travel time by using real-time technology to help Canberrans drive directly to the nearest parking space.

Announcing the trial on Friday, ACT chief minister Andrew Barr said the scheme would help residents, local businesses and interstate visitors move in and out of Manuka more easily, whether they were seeking on-street, off-street, free, paid, long-term or short-term parking.

Mr Barr (pictured) said the ACT Government was looking to improve parking in the capital as part of efforts to make Canberra a leading digital city.

“As our city grows, demand for parking in our busy town centres will continue to increase. Smart parking seeks to address this issue, and will enhance our city centres by making it easier for drivers to travel around our city.”

The trial utilises embedded infrared sensors and CBRfree WiFi to communicate information to a Smartphone application, as well as five new LED signs to guide patrons to available parking spaces.

The ParkCBR app is now available for download for Apple and Android users.

The app allows Canberrans to view the availability of parking in Manuka before their journey, or for passengers to guide the driver to a parking space in the precinct.

More information on the smart parking trial is available at www.act.gov.au/smartparking.

 

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dungfungus 9:25 am 19 May 16

Mordd said :

Wayne_k said :

JC said :

miz said :

It’s already bye-bye Civic.
Now bye-bye Manuka.
Soon to be, bye-bye Phillip.
After that trifecta it will be bye-bye Barr.

The article isn’t about paid parking it is about smart parking to allow people to find car parks.

But re the anti paid parking speil, some facts. Civic has had paid parking for as long as I can remember, so early 80’s. Woden, likewise. Manuka has had paid parking too, but yes ‘free’ street parking if you can find it.

And wishful thinking re Andrew Barr.

smart parking = enforcing paid parking

Nothing is for free, but has nothing at all to do with the City and Phillip as per your post. They don’t have the smart parking.

The car parks that the ACT government have allocated to the new car sharing scheme are free.
You must have been out of town to miss all the discussion on this.
And there is nothing “smart” about paid parking.

JC 11:30 pm 18 May 16

Wayne_k said :

JC said :

miz said :

It’s already bye-bye Civic.
Now bye-bye Manuka.
Soon to be, bye-bye Phillip.
After that trifecta it will be bye-bye Barr.

The article isn’t about paid parking it is about smart parking to allow people to find car parks.

But re the anti paid parking speil, some facts. Civic has had paid parking for as long as I can remember, so early 80’s. Woden, likewise. Manuka has had paid parking too, but yes ‘free’ street parking if you can find it.

And wishful thinking re Andrew Barr.

smart parking = enforcing paid parking

Nothing is for free, but has nothing at all to do with the City and Phillip as per your post. They don’t have the smart parking.

dungfungus 8:27 pm 18 May 16

JC said :

miz said :

It’s already bye-bye Civic.
Now bye-bye Manuka.
Soon to be, bye-bye Phillip.
After that trifecta it will be bye-bye Barr.

The article isn’t about paid parking it is about smart parking to allow people to find car parks.

But re the anti paid parking speil, some facts. Civic has had paid parking for as long as I can remember, so early 80’s. Woden, likewise. Manuka has had paid parking too, but yes ‘free’ street parking if you can find it.

And wishful thinking re Andrew Barr.

smart parking = enforcing paid parking

JC 6:52 pm 18 May 16

miz said :

It’s already bye-bye Civic.
Now bye-bye Manuka.
Soon to be, bye-bye Phillip.
After that trifecta it will be bye-bye Barr.

The article isn’t about paid parking it is about smart parking to allow people to find car parks.

But re the anti paid parking speil, some facts. Civic has had paid parking for as long as I can remember, so early 80’s. Woden, likewise. Manuka has had paid parking too, but yes ‘free’ street parking if you can find it.

And wishful thinking re Andrew Barr.

dungfungus 5:15 pm 18 May 16

It’s already bye-bye Civic.
Now bye-bye Manuka.
Soon to be, bye-bye Phillip.
After that trifecta it will be bye-bye Barr.

justin heywood 3:26 pm 18 May 16

HenryBG said :

I think the more important aspect of this that the report somehow glossed over was that the smart parking trial provides “real time information” to parking “management” to enable them to more readily issue infringement notices. So a sensor in the ground tells the parking inspectors if someone has overstayed the allotted time limit and they can issue more fines.

http://timetotalk.act.gov.au/consultations/smart-parking-transforming-parking-in-the-act-discussion-pap/

Yes indeed:

“Smart Parking would provide the ACT Government ….with real time information on any overstays. This would significantly increase enforcement efficiency, which would lead to higher levels of parking compliance from the public.”

Classic.

devils_advocate 1:10 pm 18 May 16

wildturkeycanoe said :

Technology already available at the Canberra Centre, Westfield Belconnen and Canberra Airport.
Perhaps the App is the only aspect worth reporting.

The on-street parking system may have an alternative agenda of alerting parking inspectors via WiFi when parking vouchers expire. This particular technology is used in other cities.

I think the more important aspect of this that the report somehow glossed over was that the smart parking trial provides “real time information” to parking “management” to enable them to more readily issue infringement notices. So a sensor in the ground tells the parking inspectors if someone has overstayed the allotted time limit and they can issue more fines.

And before the usual obsessive-compulsive posters come in demanding a source:

http://timetotalk.act.gov.au/consultations/smart-parking-transforming-parking-in-the-act-discussion-pap/

dungfungus 8:01 am 07 May 16

Here_and_Now said :

Blen_Carmichael said :

John Hargreaves said :

rommeldog56 said :

wildturkeycanoe said :

Why is using a hands-free parking assist feature breaking the law, @dungfungus? Which law?

Both hands must be on the wheel when in control of a motor vehicle.
Ask a traffic cop because that is what they told me.

So how do you indicate or change gears?

– operate the indicator stalk
-depress clutch and use left hand to engage gear knob.

I will let you go on the indicator stalk but in the process of depressing clutch and using your left hand to engage gear knob, your left hand must leave the steering wheel.

The traffic authorities will accept that but if you are any doubt about the attitude of the traffic police on this issue, try waving at them with both hands next time you see one.

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