Using new technologies for improving parking payment in Serbia

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Aug 2014

Although ways of paying parking had been unchanged for a long time and activated using person for getting paid, during last year’s paying parking become more effective and speedily for users by using new technologies.

Background & Objectives


Although ways of paying parking had been unchanged for a long time and activated using person for getting paid, during last year’s paying parking become more effective and speedily for users by using new technologies.
System is purely mechanized and designed in a way that car drivers can pay a parking place in a shortest time without contacts with people. Now, getting paid for parking is contemporary-by using cards for parking places, paying machines, SMS messages (using all networks) and electronic cards.

 

Implementation


Charge of parking place is defined by a new tariff system and depends on attractiveness of area.
In red area, which includes the most critical points in the center of city, charge of one-hour rented parking place is most expensive. In yellow area parking is restricted for 120 minutes. In green area you can stay longest and the charge is the smallest.

Ways of paying parking in 3 area are:

  • Parking card - you can buy it in shops. You need to fill in time of arriving and put the card in windshield.
  • Paying machines (only in red area) - machines for selling cards. They use metal money and electronic parking cards.
  • Mobile phones - you can send a SMS message with number of car (example BG123456, without a space) on certain number (depend on area), using all possible networks.

Approval of paying parking with SMS messages is message replay with information of paid parking.>User need to keep that SMS message replay like a proof of paid parking place. If user don’t get a message repay during in 2 minutes paying parking by using SMS messaging failed and ministration will not be paid.
Sending SMS message with mark “?” user can get information’s of paid status. User will receive reminder message 5 to 10 minutes before the paid parking time is up. He can hold on parking place sending another message with same information’s or only mark * writing same number of parking area. If in some reason message is not in valid form users get the information’s that the message is failed and users must send another message.
Paying parking by using SMS service starts with implementation in Novi Sad since January 2005. Same way of paying parking place is in use in Sombor, Pancevo, Šabac, Obrenovac and Kruševac.

 

Conclusions


  • Two years ago we made a presentation of paying parking by using SMS messages, and in the meantime technologies are improved so problems we had earlier have disappeared. Replay messages are sent without delay now.

Thanks to new ways of paying parking numbers of penalty is less.
According to director of "Parking" in Subotica, this system is improved Subotica which become more like European cities. This happens in other cities which uses SMS paying parking system.
Parking card will be kept available. Serial number of parking card is a valid parameter for information system of parking control. In order to modulate with SMS paying parking system parking card are marked with colors.

 

Topic: 
Traffic and demand management
Urban mobility planning
Mobility management
Archive
Country: 
Serbia
City: 
Belgrad. Subotica
Contact: 
Tatjana Mrđenović
Author: 
Tatjana Mrđenović
Keywords: 
measures - parking Management
MM for cities & Regions
parking charging
parking management
parking standards
30 Aug 2010
29 Aug 2014