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1 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Presenters: Cole Dagerhardt Kelly Nicholas

2 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Importance of Traveler Information Situational awareness Travelers able to make time and destination choices Modern travelers expect real-time information Online applications especially popular with younger generation

3 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Disseminating Information Flashing Beacons Highway Advisory Radio Dynamic Message Signs Internet Mobile Devices In-vehicle Navigation Systems source: source:

4 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Where does real-time parking make sense? Where parking is often limited – Airports – Park-and-Ride Stations – Central Business Districts – Rest Areas Where goal is to improve the utilization of a parking facility Where an agency plans to use the data for future analysis and planning

5 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte The Drive for Charlottes Parking Guidance System (PGS) Stakeholder input relative to parking challenges in 2006 showed: – Limited information for visitors – Inadequate signage for parking – No common theme or branding – Parking supply, ownership, and management was private and fragmented

6 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte The Drive for Charlottes PGS To address stakeholder concerns To address business owners concerns about perceived lack of parking – The ease of finding parking had not been addressed – There is ample parking supply To address City staff concerns: Reduce VMT, improve air quality, reduce congestion; park once

7 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Public-Private Partnership Center City Transportation Plan recommended creation of a Parking Collaborative – Charlotte Center City Partners – Parking Facility Owners – Charlotte Department of Transportation Parking perceived as unified and coordinated public system MOU for terms of agreement with parking facility owners

8 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Defining the Strategy Quadrants and Parking Loops Comprehensive Wayfinding Signage

9 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Full Matrix signs at Uptown entrances (Gateway signs) Space availability signs at garage entrances Static guide signs reinforce dynamic signs Planning System Sign Classifications

10 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Defining the Strategy Comprehensive approach – Vehicular Signs on Freeways and Ramps More sign real estate for attractions Clean up signage

11 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Defining the Strategy Comprehensive approach – Gateway Signs Full Matrix DMS on major routes into Uptown

12 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Defining the Strategy Comprehensive approach – Vehicular On-street Directional Signs Continue directions from freeway signage to the destination

13 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Defining the Strategy Comprehensive approach – Parking Guidance Signs Static directional sign Dynamic Real-Time signs at garage entrances

14 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Defining the Strategy Comprehensive approach – Pedestrian Signs – Vehicular Egress Signage

15 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte System and Infrastructure Design Communications – Fiber, VDSL, Wireless – Leverage existing CDOT Network Assets Power Hardware Design – Full Matrix DMS – Space Availability DMS – Communications Devices

16 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Software Development Parking Space Availability – Integration with in-place PRCS Work with vendors for common format – Custom User Interface Garage Operator access City Administrator access Full Matrix Message Signs – NTCIP Compliant – Integrated with ATMS Software

17 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Software Implementation

18 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Software Development

19 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte

20 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte System Integration Dynamic sign configuration Network hardware configuration/troubleshooting Cabling troubleshooting System Testing – Field to cabinet – Field to central

21 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Ensuring System Validity Imperative to provide valid data Need for system monitoring – Garage operators – City system administrator Additional software updates to improve ability to monitor system

22 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Future Expansion Plans for future expansion – Criteria for inclusion – Method of expansion Currently working to add 3 space availability displays for 2 additional garages Possible future integration with CATS park and ride lots

23 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Whats next for real-time parking? Increase of in-vehicle tracking devices (or handheld devices) Dynamic pricing Safety concerns are increasing with mobile devices

24 PARK IT HERE! Real-Time Parking Information in Uptown Charlotte Questions?


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