Parking Sensor trial launched in Footscray

Published on 12 December 2018

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Parking sensors have been introduced in Footscray in a bid to better manage parking conditions, including creating efficient turnover of parking spaces and improving commuter access to available parking bays.

Sensors provide accurate and consistent data which assists in managing parking conditions and controls including parking guidance, while encouraging drivers to comply with restrictions.

The in-ground sensors are designed to record the arrival and departure time of a vehicle, including the amount of time the vehicle has parked over the allowable time for that space. Parking officers are alerted to vehicles staying over the allowable time and can then determine if an offence has occurred.

Mayor of the City of Maribyrnong, Cr Martin Zakharov said: “The City has introduced parking sensors as they provide accurate information which help us to better manage parking conditions and traffic flow in the area.

“Sensors provide data 24 hours a day seven days a week, allowing accurate analysis of parking trends.  This can result in changes to parking conditions which create efficient turnover of spaces and help increase parking availability for residents, businesses, shoppers and visitors.” 

This technology has been introduced to a number of precinct areas within the City on a trial basis and will support the Councils Parking Management Plan 2017.

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