A new parking management project is being piloted in the centre of Vilnius. In Lithuania’s capital, sensors are being installed that will be linked to an initial 130 parking places. When combined with the appropriate software, the sensors track and relay how many parking spaces are available.
This information will be displayed to via a series of signs to drivers entering the city centre. According to data collected by a Vilnius-based transport consultancy, 79% of drivers in Vilnius utilise paid parking spaces at least once a week, evidencing the demand for them. The scheme is designed to help drivers find unoccupied spaces more easily and optimise the use of the city’s limited parking supply.
Vaidotas Meškauskas, the head of the city’s Department of Transport, commented that “parking problems in Vilnius are being addressed by applying intelligent parking solution” which are “in accordance with smart city principles”.
Once data collected during the project has been assessed, it will be decided whether to extend the measures to other areas of the city.
To find out more, visit vilniustransport.lt.