Rye Smart Parking Trial 2020

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is trialing a new smart parking approach to decrease congestion in and around Rye from January 2020 to June 2020.

The trial aims to make accessing the Rye precinct easier and more convenient, while providing a better parking experience for both residents and tourists.

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 visitor and resident.

As you drive into Rye, prominent electronic signs will display how many parking spaces are available in the Rye foreshore and commercial precinct and direct you to where these vacant spaces are.

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Download: Rye Smart Parking Trial 2020 Trial Zone Map(PDF, 597KB)

The Rye Smart Parking and Amenities Trial will test the performance of:

  • In-ground and camera car parking bay sensors
  • Mobile electronic parking availability signage
  • A smart parking availability App.

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

As part of the trial, the Shire will also be installing 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 2020 Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 315KB)

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