New Innovative Parking Solutions

Published on 15 February 2021

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Chatswood drivers will find reading parking signs a breeze with a new scan app to make finding the right park easier.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the new online solution was selected from Transport for NSW’s Parking Innovation Challenge, which called on innovators to find new ways to use data to deliver parking information to drivers.

“Technology is continuing to improve the way that we move across Sydney and this will definitely help with reducing the stress of parking. These trials have been developed to help drivers find parking and reduce the amount of time they spend looking for a spot,” Mr Constance said.

UbiPark developed the app that allows drivers in Chatswood to scan parking signs with their smartphones to find out more about the relevant parking rules.

Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney said it was another feature that aimed to reduce traffic congestion as people circled to find parking.

“The app will provide clarity about the time and cost of parking and provide peace of mind to drivers that they’ve parked legally,” Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney said.

UbiPark joins the existing ‘spot parking’ website in Chatswood – an interactive map for drivers to clearly find council car parks and see street parking such as disabled parking spots, motorcycle parking and loading zones. It follows the launch of the ‘park n pay’ app in November that drivers can use to pay for parking at 116 Council parking meters in Chatswood CBD, 43 in Artarmon and 38 in St Leonards. Visitors can pay for and top up their parking using the app.

Willoughby City Council will work with Transport for NSW to apply the proof of concept solutions over the next 12 months.

To learn more, download the ‘UbiPark’ app for apple or Android and visit the UbiPark website to find out more visit 

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