Single Parking System
The main objective of this project includes the following:
· decrease in road network load by reducing the number of cars parked on the carriageway for the long period of time;
· increase in the traffic speed in the downtown of the city;
· creation of conditions for comfortable movement of pedestrians, public transport vehicles and cars.
“Astana Parking Space Management” project provides approximately 9 000 paid parking spaces, which will be located in two areas:
· Area No. 1: intersection of Turan - Saraishyk - Orynbor - Syganak streets;
· Area No. 2: intersection of Saryarka Street - Bogenbai Batyr Avenue - Respublika Avenue – Waterfront Promenade.
For owners of vehicles, the parking space will be represented by furnished parking areas with markings, road signs, information boards describing the payment process, as well as electronic scoreboards showing the number of available parking spaces and parking metering devices for non-cash payments.
Control over the provision of services and ensuring the coordinated operation of the entire system is carried out from the single dispatching center.
The parking space management is carried out by means of an integrated automated system. In future, it will be possible to pay for the use of parking areas through the following options:
· by parking metering devices installed directly in the parking areas of the streets and roads network;
· by SMS-messages;
· by parking membership cards;
· through mobile applications;
· through personal account based on the parking bill.
“Astana Parking Space Management” project provides the right to preferential parking for the following categories:
· participants of the Great Patriotic War in the whole territory of the parking space;
· I and II groups disabled in the specially designated areas;
· residents of the houses included in the paid parking area within one cadastral block.
It should be recalled that the creation of paid parking areas in the intensified traffic sites is one of the most effective measures in the world practices to prevent traffic congestion and reduce the number of traffic violations
Thus, “Moscow Parking Space” project designed to cope with the issue of “chaotic parking” on the streets was launched in Moscow.
This project implementation has shown positive results:
- Speed increase by 12%;
- Reduction of the number of parking rules violations by 64%;
- Reduction of the number of private vehicles entering the Garden Ring road by 25%;
- Increase in turnover of parking lots by 4 times (previously, a car occupied an average of one parking place within 6-8 hours, but now it does not exceed 1.5 hours).
A similar project titled “St. Petersburg Parking Space. Demonstration Area” was established in St. Petersburg.
The objective was to create comfortable and supportive urban environment by increasing the traffic capacity of the road network, create conditions for comfortable movement of pedestrians, public transport vehicles and cars.
The main tasks of the project are the following:
- Increase in the capacity of the city road network in the paid parking areas;
- Reduction of the number of violations of the stopping and parking rules in the road network;
- Increase in the speed of vehicles in the paid parking areas;
- Reduction of personal transport traffic current entering the paid area and promotion of the use of alternative modes of transport.
London, Great Britain
In London, one of the most expensive megalopolis cities for motorists in the world, it required to pay not only for the opportunity to park a car on the streets, but also to enter the city downtown. The fee was introduced by the city authorities in 2003, and there is exception applied for owners of hybrid and electric vehicles.
In addition, the shoulders of almost all the streets in the city are marked with yellow and red lines, which designate the paid parking areas. Special parking machines accepting payment and providing information on the permitted parking use time, its cost and the maximum duration were installed there: usually one can keep a car in one place for no longer than two hours in the center of London.
The price per one parking hour varies depending on the area, and you can park your car free of charge only in the evening period (after 6 pm) and on weekends.
In Vienna parking in the most of the city streets is subject to be paid. At the same time, since October 1, 2012, the number of paid parking areas has increased. The city is divided into districts, each of which has certain time limits for paying the car parking. Usually parking time from 9 am to 7 pm is required to be paid, less often it can be until 10 pm. At night and on weekends and public holidays one can leave a car in the same zones free of charge.
In addition, there is the maximum permitted parking time in Vienna: it is usually 2-3 hours. Special tickets, which differ by color and parking duration, are used to pay for parking in the Austrian capital. Red tickets at the price of €1 were designed for parking for half an hour, blue tickets at the price of €2 – for an hour, green tickets at the price of €3 - for one and a half hours, and yellow tickets at the price of €4 - for two hours.
There are also 10-minute free purple tickets available, which are used for short-term stops.
Further information is available on the website http://www.alrt.kz/