26 September 2023

Technology trial to simplify city parking

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Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has launched a cutting-edge technology trial to give motorists in Sydney’s CBD a simpler parking experience.

Welcoming TfNSW’s Smart Signage trial, the Minister for Metropolitan Roads, Natalie Ward said the trail aimed to make deciphering messages on parking signs easier.

“Smart Signage will replace confusing parking, clearway and bus zone signs with one simple, digital sign that is updated and monitored remotely,” Ms Ward said.

“[The] program harnesses new digital technology to offer a simpler, more modern solution for complex clearway and parking signage,” she said.

“The digital signs provide information to drivers on timeframes for clearways, bus zones, no stopping zones, loading zones and up-to-date timed parking.”

Ms Ward said motorists using Chalmers Street in Surry Hills, between Cleveland Street and Devonshire Street, would see the Smart Signage trial kick off from 21 November and run for up to 18 months.

She said the trial was also planned for Elizabeth Street, between Park Street and Liverpool Street, in Sydney’s CBD in the near future.

TfNSW called on motorists to provide feedback on the trail by taking a short survey.

“Feedback on your experience of using this technology is crucial to us and will help Transport understand what is important to the community and our customers,” TfNSW said.

The Department’s five-minute Smart Signage survey can be accessed at this PS News link.

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