Transferring knowledge from London to TIDE leading
/ Transferring knowledge from London to TIDE leading
On 14 and 15 April representatives from the city of Milan and the transport authority, Agenzia Mobilità Ambiente Territorio, visited Westminster City Council and Transport for London.
On 14 and 15 April representatives from the city of Milan
and the transport authority, Agenzia Mobilità Ambiente Territorio, visited Westminster
City Council and Transport for London to exchange on Smart Parking, the London Ultra-Low
Emission Zone and Low Emissions Zone (LEZ).
Westminster City Council has installed 3.000 bay sensors and
launched the Park Right app to quickly guide users to available parking spaces.
The City Council plans to install 7.000 more bay sensors and will start trails using
Radio Frequency Identification. Transport for London presented their plans for
an Ultra-Low Emission Zone in 2020.
Milan chose to visit London as they are currently
introducing similar measures in the city. In fact, a headline feature of the
recently adopted Milan Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan is the introduction of a
Low Emission Zone. The LEZ will be complete with electronic gates able to
monitor compliance with rules adopted by the Lombardy Region.
Milan would also like to introduce an innovative scheme in
which every public parking lot is equipped with parking bay sensors which are
able to control and apply sanctions for infringements (in line with parking
regulations). A major problem for parking management in Milan is the low proportion
of users paying for parking as there are shortage of staff for enforcement.
This exchange was supported by the TIDE project and an
action plan will be produced with specific activities related to the implementation
of the measures in Milan.
Watch the Westminster smart parking video: https://vimeo.com/125052085
Presentations can be found below.
Published on 20 Apr 2015
Updated on 23 Apr 2015