Smart Parking Technologies Offer Proven Advantages
A few weeks ago, we outlined our plans to use smart city technology to improve how people get from place to place while visiting Miller’s Landing and the surrounding community. One of the key components of these plans is to implement intelligent parking technologies using Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
We all know the frustration of endlessly circling throughout a parking lot or on city streets looking for a place to park. The parking technology at Miller’s Landing will eliminate these frustrations. Our mobile app will alert users to available parking spots. No more guessing where to park. The app may also allow users to reserve a space in advance. You’ll simply find an open spot, reserve it, and have it waiting for you when you arrive.
Data Shows Positive Benefits
Similar smart city technology is already being implemented in communities around the world. According to the mobile communications trade group GSMA, smart parking technologies offer a number of proven advantages. The group worked with Machina Research to study parking trends at the massive SF Park facility in San Francisco. The parking facility has 19,250 parking spaces.
The study found a number of highly positive benefits attributed to intelligent parking, including:
- A 30 percent reduction in the miles users had to travel to find a parking space.
- A 43 percent reduction in the time it takes to find a parking space.
- A reduction in traffic congestion of nearly 8 percent.
- A jump in revenue of nearly $94 per month per parking space resulting from smart parking technology.
The GSMA provides more information on the study in their report Smart Parking A Guide to Ensuring a Successful Mobile IoT Deployment.
A Positive Impact on the Environment
In addition to making life easier, intelligent parking systems based on smart city technology can have a positive impact on environmental quality.
In an interview on IoTEvolution, David Parker, Chief Operating Officer at high-tech parking company Cleverciti, stated that new parking technologies can play a major role reducing pollution by making urban environments more efficient.
“Doing so collectively – with public and private partnership – has the potential to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and improve the quality of life in even our most densely populated communities,” Parker stated.
Creating a “Smarter” Development
At Miller’s Landing we’re using our proprietary SmartTown design methodology to create an efficient, user-friendly mobility system. The SmartTown method focuses on user needs to scale smart city technology to smaller mixed-use developments.
Miller’s Landing is partnering with Layer 10 Consulting in our SmartTown initiative. Our work involves far more than smart city parking solutions. With SmartTown, we’re creating an opt-in, connected engagement infrastructure that will enrich the experience people have at Miller’s Landing.
About Miller’s Landing
Miller’s Landing is creating a vibrant new town center in the heart of Castle Rock, CO. We’ve remediated what was once blighted land and are creating a dynamic new mixed-used development.
The pedestrian-friendly town center at Miller’s Landing will feature exciting retail, restaurant and entertainment options. It will be supported by multifamily residential housing, modern offices and ample open space. Easy access to downtown Castle Rock and nearby outdoor recreation will by offered by walking and bicycle paths.
About Castle Rock, Colorado
Castle Rock is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the United States. The popular community is located on the I-25 corridor in the south Denver metro area. Castle Rock offers convenient access to nearby Denver to the north and Colorado Springs to the south.
MoneyGeek recently named Castle Rock the safest small city in Colorado.
Land, Linger, Launch
Miller’s Landing is the Denver area’s most unique space for professional growth and personal adventure. From exciting shopping and entertainment to career opportunities and outdoor recreation, Miller’s Landing has it all. Join us and let’s build the future together. We invite you to learn more.