Summary description of the key features of the tool

This  tool   has  been  designed  mainly  in  order   to  improve  planning  of   low  carbon  mobility  and  to  show  that   it   is possible  to  reduce  impacts  of   traffic  regulation  by   means  of   well-adjusted  smart   parking  service  and  to  utilize data for better traffic organization in an operative area. The   tool   has   a   modular   structure   and   has   been   developed   in   3   successive   parts  corresponding   to   3   project deliverables.

Part   1   contains   a   review  of   different  kind   of   technologies   available   for  planning  and  
designing   smart   parking  systems   implementation.   By   describing   advantages   and   disadvantages   of   specific   technologies as   well   as   the purposes   they   are  suitable   for,   it   provides   support   to   mobility   experts   and   policy   makers   by   improving   their knowledge on these topics. Therefore, it  is a valid tool to help them in the designing and definition of the smart
parking strategy for own territory. Part 2 proposes possible parking regulation schemes  describing the detection technologies and related intelligent networks necessary for the  implementation, including data  management  and data  evaluation to  comply  with the interoperability requirements of already operating and existing ITS systems. Part 3 is an implementation guide to use the cloud-based SOLEZ software created within the project.

Expected impact and benefits of the tool for the concerned territories and target groups

The smart parking Tool developed provides a very effective way for local municipalities to gain experience on possibilities   offered   by   smart   parking   regulation   schemes.   It   represents   a   “Single   Point   of   Access”   to   valuable   amount   of   information,   that   each   territory   can   then   use   to   design   its   own  highly   personalized solution.
In more detail, the proposed Tool can help Mobility Planners and Public Administrators from Central European cities to define more effective parking regulation strategy for their territories by

  • Providing comprehensive and validated information and advice on how to access the new ITS
    technologies and assess their suitability, how to choose between different technologies with regard to the overall transport concept of cities and their urban areas;
  • Using Software that collects data about parking availability, provides real time data, dialogs with existing apps for info-mobility, supports intermodality towards drivers to the public transport.

Sustainability of the tool and its transferability to other territories and stakeholders  

The   SOLEZ   smart   parking   tool   has   been   created   taking   into   consideration   the   wide   
spectrum  of   specific requirements for each of the 5 functional urban areas where it will be pilot-tested during the project.
Considering such a wide starting scenario, which take into consideration the needs of metropolitan cities such as   Gdansk  and  smaller   city   such   as  Zilina,   the  tool   can  well   form  the  basis   to  find  solutions   also   in  other territories   outside   project   area.   Furthermore,   its   modular   structure,   contributes   to   its  sustainability   and transferability characteristic. For example, depending on local needs, administrations can decide to use only 1  or  2  modules  during  any   stage  of   smart  parking  planning  process  implementation.  They  can  be  guided  in designing   a   parking   regulation   scheme  (part   2),   customized  the   SOLEZ   software   (part   3) by   using   already existing detection technology. Other municipalities, which has to set the system from scratch, can find it very useful the  first part of  the tool, which provides an overview of  all  detection  technologies available useful to select the most suited one for the smart parking strategy they aim to implement.

  The ICT smart parking tool developed during the project are described in the following deliverables available in the publication section: