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The intersection of SDG GOAL 11 and the UN Human Rights Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (“CRPD”)

Goal 11 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals is to: “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” The United Nations (UN) has identified sustainable transport as a critical core component of Goal 11. World leaders recognized unanimously at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) that transportation and…

Challenging behaviour that infuriates people accessing disabled parking

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Disabled parking bays are often designed with shared access bays next to them. These are generally either cross-hatched or marked out as shared space, so people don’t park right next to the disabled parking bay. These shared access bays are to allow access for wheelchair ramps to be opened from a car, but often other…

Off-street parking solutions – how the latest technology is improving the way we park

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Is traditional on-street parking on the way out? Since COVID, in early 2020, cities across the world vastly reduced on-street parking to allow for improved social distancing. So has this started the beginning of a global shift away from on-street parking? MIT Professor, Eran Ben-Joseph estimates there are 800 million surface parking spaces in the…

Obtaining Owners Corporation approval to install parking bollards in your building

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As a building or strata manager, are you sick and tired of handling the complaints from residents in a commercial or residential property about people constantly parking in their spots. Is it something that you’re asked to solve on a regular basis? Does it come up each and every year on the agenda for the…

How to Install a Parking Bollard

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YAY! You’re excited now you’ve found a solution to stop other people parking in your parking spot! A parking bollard from thatsmyspot to protect your parking space. And now, how to install it? Easy as! 😀😀😀 Like taking the stress out of your parking pain, we make it simple to install as well. All our…

Solving your parking pain points ! 😡😡😡

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ISN’T IT SO FRUSTRATING WHEN SOMEONE PARKS IN YOUR PARKING SPOT SO YOU CAN’T USE IT! SOLUTION: INSTALL A PARKING BOLLARD! 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀 OMG – HOW FRUSTRATING is it when you pull up in your own designated parking space, whether at work or home, and some inconsiderate sod has decided that they would just find it…

Parking pain, smart cities and sharing data

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Parking pain, smart cities, and sharing data – how we work together for stakeholders to achieve the best outcome? Adjusting the ongoing balancing act between: · providing enough parking for residents, but don’t overdevelop · reducing traffic congestion & environmental impact, & also providing transport mobility. Using real-time data for parking, we can work together…

Connected Mobility 103 … Smart Roads

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Every year A$3.37 billion is lost to traffic congestion in Australia’s busiest capital cities & increasing with population growth. Proving “smart roads” – by retrofitting our existing highways with smart sensors & cameras, into either the surface or overhead, our transport agencies gain the ability to monitor the traffic flow, ground conditions & overall performance…

Why use parking bollards?

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In many areas where both pedestrians and vehicles use similar spaces, parking bollards should be used. The reason they are used is strategic – to protect both people and assets. They are designed to both protect and manage designated parking areas for vehicles, and also to provide safe designated areas for pedestrians to use. Protecting…

Connected Mobility 102 … Features of a Connected Vehicle

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Moving on from last week… exploring some of the smart features incorporated in a connected vehicle. Such as: Voice assistants built into dashboards, seamlessly connecting to home & work. Real-time information – for traffic, parking, EV charging locations & availability. Payment gateways – for enhanced UX for parking, EV charging, shopping, mobile wallet apps. Smartphone…