Smart Parking Trials

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is trialling a new smart parking approach to decrease congestion in and around townships on the Peninsula.

Smart parking aims to make accessing parking easier and more convenient.

With over 6.1 million tourists to the Mornington Peninsula annually, townships are under increasing pressure to provide a quality and fair parking experience for both visitors and residents.

By using this innovative technology, visitors and residents can drive straight to the areas where parking is available and avoid circling around looking for a park.

Smart parking technology has been proven to reduce travel times by up to 10% and reduce car emissions in other cities and townships.

Mornington Smart Parking Trial

Mornington Peninsula Shire has begun trialling a new smart parking approach to decrease congestion in and around Mornington.
 
Around 100 in-ground sensors were installed throughout Mornington in late December and will be trialled for six months. 
 
The sensors are located at Main Street (between Barkly Street and the Eastern Ring Road) and side streets: Queen Street, Vancouver Street, Barkly Street and Cromwell Street.
 
As you drive into Mornington along Main Street, an electronic sign will display how many parking spaces are available on Main Street (between Barkly Street and the Eastern Ring Road).
 
The trial aims to make accessing Mornington easier and more convenient, while providing a better parking experience for both residents and tourists. 
 
The trial will also help evaluate the parklets outdoor dining program, gain more insight on parking behaviours and management and assist assess the suitability of long term smart parking technology in Mornington.
 
Smart parking technology has been proven to significantly reduce the time it takes to find a parking space  and reduce car emissions in other cities and townships.
 

Rye Smart Parking Trial

Rye Smart Parking and Amenities Trial is testing the performance of:

  • in-ground and camera car parking bay sensors
  • mobile electronic parking availability signage
  • a smart parking availability App.

As part of the trial the Shire also installed sensors to monitor the demands of bins, BBQs, toilets and walkways in Rye.

The results of the trial will be evaluated with the potential of permanently deploying the smart parking technology in Rye, as well as extending the technology to other high demand areas of the Peninsula.

The Rye Smart Parking and Amenities Trial offers opportunities to aggregate data on traffic movements, congestion, hotspots and create unique value-added services. Data will be collected on parking events and does not identify individuals.

This project is funded in partnership with Mornington Peninsula Shire, RMIT University, DM Roads and a Australian Government Smart Cities and Suburbs Program grant.

Download: Rye Smart Parking Trial Zone Map(PDF, 458KB) (PDF, 597KB)
Download: Rye Smart Parking Trial - Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 366KB)

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