2017 Sessions

In total, there were 30 fantastic TransportCamp sessions. Session notes were taken for each unconference session.  Each post includes all the essential session details, links and a summary of all the key points of discussion.

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Parking Can Be Fun

Session details:

  • Host name: Nikki Eylon from ParKam
  • Room: Portico
  • Format: Brief Presentation, then Q&A
  • No. of attendees:14
  • Scribe: Matthew Diemer

What does ParKam do?

  • ParKam uses CCTV cameras and other technology to analyse a parking area and provide app users information and navigation to available parking spaces.

  • The data is also sent to on-site parking information signs which shows the number of spaces available.

  • Data on usage can inform how to better utilise the parking area. Example of guiding car to specific spaces based on size of car.

How does it work?

  • App automatically diverts users away from streets that are at capacity, or will soon be at capacity, based on the number of people currently looking for spaces.

  • App allows for preferences such as parking distance from destination. Drivers can tell the app if they are willing to walk further for a cheaper space.

  • ParKam’s technology can be utilised to implement dynamic pricing schemes more cheaply than putting sensors in each space.

  • Can team up with public transport agencies to provide parking navigation at PT stations and give real time info on train arrival times within the same app to create a holistic approach.


Should dynamic pricing be able to create a fairer system, whereby users are paying for what they receive instead of taxpayers funding car parking subsidies as a “public good”?