Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Digital trial a sign of the times

Digital signage technology is being trialled across Sydney in a bid to give road users a simpler parking experience in the city.

NSW Minister for Metropolitan Roads, Natalie Ward said the Smart Signage trial will be rolled out in the Sydney CBD as part of the State’s $695 million Smart Technology Corridors Program. 

“The aim of this trial is to make deciphering messages on parking signs easy,” Mrs Ward said.

“Smart Signage will replace confusing parking, clearway and bus zone signs with one simple, digital sign that is updated and monitored remotely.

“Not only will this technology potentially reduce parking fines, putting money back in people’s pockets, but it will also help prevent accidental parking in clearways, which adds greatly to congestion.” 

The Smart Signage Program harnesses new digital technology to offer a simpler, more modern solution for complex clearway and parking signage. The digital signs provide information to drivers on timeframes for clearways, bus zones, no stopping zones, loading zones and up-to-date timed parking.

Motorists using Chalmers Street, Surry Hills between Cleveland Street and Devonshire Street will see the Smart Signage trial kick off from 21 November 2022 and run for up to 18 months. 

A trial is also planned for Elizabeth Street, between Park Street and Liverpool Street, Sydney in the near future.

You can get more information on the Smart Signage trial or give feedback on the NSW Transport websitelaunch.  

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