Wireless sensors fitted into the road surface can provide information on whether a car park is occupied. This information can be used to tell drivers (either through signs or online apps) where car parks are available, as well as the price for parking.
The sensors can be incorporated with online payment systems, making it easy for drivers to pay for their parking, and ensuring they only pay for the time they use.
“Dynamic pricing” – in which the price falls as more parks become available – can also be introduced alongside the sensors. Where this system has been used overseas, it has resulted in reduced average parking prices and greater parking availability.
Of course, sensors can also help with parking enforcement, by making sure drivers comply with time limits, and don’t park without paying or park in areas they are not permitted to (such as disability parks or loading zones).
The cost to install the parking sensors is $1.5 million with savings and increased revenue expected at $8.7 million over the 10 years of the Long-term Plan.
Alex Moore Park
An interactive children's garden
Te Motu Kairangi/Miramar Peninsula
National Hockey Stadium
Strengthening town centres (Tawa and Karori)
Our Natural Capital
More major events
A film museum
A War and Peace museum
An indoor concert arena
An ocean exploration centre
A convention centre
The New Zealand Festival
A city-wide cycling network
Bus priority network
Making buses more affordable
Vehicle network improvements