Smart Parking helps Waipa manage CBD access in Cambridge

Waipa Cambridge

One of New Zealand’s fastest growing towns has installed the latest version of Smart Parking’s SmartEye sensors to ensure fair access to parking spaces in the heart of its CBD.

Cambridge, in New Zealand’s north island, offers drivers free parking to help ensure that visitors, residents and businesses can come into the town centre easily and conveniently.

Nevertheless, with the town growing rapidly, Cambridge’s local authority Waipa District Council sought an accurate and cost effective way of placing time restrictions on spaces in the town core where parking is in high demand, while preserving the overall benefit of free parking for all.

Waipa turned to Smart Parking for a solution in the shape of the company’s SmartEye sensors.  120 sensors have been installed into Victoria Street, Alpha Street and Empire Street at the heart of Cambridge’s CBD.  The technology, which links into Smart Parking’s SmartRep management reporting software, enables the council to time restrict access to the bays, and because overstays are reported instantly and accurately, compliance and enforcement can be managed cost effectively.  Smart Parking is also providing full maintenance for the installation through Smart Parking’s recently launched client support service.

Steve Tritt, Economic Development Manager for Waipa District Council said that the authority could now oversee access to CBD parking fairly and consistently.  “While there is plenty of unrestricted free parking around Cambridge, we wanted to make sure that there was a regular turnover of spaces in the centre of town.  Smart Parking’s solution enables us to deliver this accurately and cost-effectively.”

Jake Bezzant, Smart Parking’s commercial manager in New Zealand, says that Waipa also benefits from the flow of information that the solution delivers.  “While access to these spaces is a key priority, the system’s reporting functionality also provides a significant amount of detail about demand volumes, timing of visits and length of stays.  It’s information that will help provide Waipa with more insight to shape future parking service provision.”

About Smart ParkingSmart Parking

Formed in 1993, Smart Parking is now one of the largest and fastest-growing car parking management companies in the UK. Smart Parking specialises in some of the most technically innovative solutions available in the market and continually leads the way in the development and application of these technologies, which they market under the 'Smart' systems brand. They develop industry-leading technology and provide their clients with the very best parking management solutions. Whether you have a large, multi-storey car park, a handful of on-street spaces, an event to marshal or are planning a major car park development, they can help find the smartest solution.

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