SWARCO Traffic delivers new parking guidance solution for Ipswich Borough Council
The energy efficient VMS can also be utilised to display any image or text and can therefore be utilised for multiple purposes, including providing parking and traffic flow information, safety announcements and to clearly tell drivers and visitors of any events, maintenance works or road closures in and around the town.
Intelligent data is sent to the signs by a series of integrated car park counters, control cabinets and Inductive Loops that record all vehicles entering and leaving a car park. It means the data and status of the car parks are presented in real time via SWARCO’s cloud-based remote management system, enabling the council to better manage parking availability and traffic flow.
Clifford Oladun, Parking Services Manager for Ipswich Borough Council, says “These signs are helping people see where car parking is available when they are on their way into town. They are there to help people get quickly to where they want to go and this is part of the work the Council are doing to make the town centre even more attractive and to assist the increasing number of those travelling to the centre of Ipswich. These signs have also been installed for their environmental benefits of reducing journeys and making air quality better.”