There is increasingly intense competition for kerbside space; parking and road-side infrastructure management is a complex challenge in most jurisdictions, so working to better understand and improve current parking arrangements will be tackling a range of high priority issues for local and state governments, businesses, and our growing urban and regional centres.
This project will work with key stakeholders in academia, government, industry, and the community to better understand the current parking challenges and work towards a solution that enables the wider availability and usability of car-share services.
You can read the preliminary report outlining the key challenges and opportunities prepared with research partners RMIT to identify considerations for the final report to be published in advance of ITS AP Forum in Brisbane May 2020.
One of the most visible but less considered impact of the more than 19.2 million registered motor vehicles in Australia is parking, with the number of cars soon to out-number the population and cars being stationary on average for 95% of the time, parking is only going to become more of an issue in our suburbs, towns, and cities.
It is reasonable to assume that a reduction in private vehicle ownership will help mitigate the impacts of parking and reduce the need for car-park spaces, and in the long-term, potentially change the way we look at road-side infrastructure with the opportunity for completely rethinking the way we manage land-use planning and development.
This project, in close collaboration with government and industry, will investigate if free flow parking for car-sharing programs can increase car-share uptake, helping reduce congestion and lead to better flows of traffic in and around regions, similar to the proven effect of round trip car share.
We want to be able to demonstrate the benefits to the agencies and the car-share organisations that correct data management and sharing can help benefit those users, as well as the urban region in a wider context. With research partners at RMIT and through the iMOVE CRC, ITS Australia are joined by IAG, Cubic, and Royal Automobile Association of SA to deliver this exciting project.
There is a substantial amount of research and analysis on the impacts and benefits of round trip car-share in Australia.
We designed this research project to work with government, industry and key stakeholders to develop a framework and trial use-cases to offer Councils and their communities the tools and evidence base on which to expand uptake of car-sharing and consider free-flowing car-share services.
For more information or to get involved in this project please contact Stacey Ryan, Policy Manager ITS Australia.
Find out more about previous research and report project undertaken by ITS Australia through the iMOVE CRC – Mobility as a Service in Australia: Customer Insights and Opportunities.