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So how and where do you park a flying car?

A silver flying car with BMW engine

Well the answer is …. It depends! As we enter an era where smart cities and sustainable cities are more than just buzzwords, flying cars are just one of the innovative modes of transport mobility to consider. The pipe dreams from days of the Jetsons with flying cars are now our present reality.  So in…

Accessibility and Inclusivity in Disability Parking

woman with visible disability park in disability parking bay.

Disabled parking bays are vital for mobility for access for people with mobility challenges. The prevalence of able drivers either misunderstanding the rules and signage or thoughtlessly parking in those spots,  often hinders the effectiveness of disability bay parking.  For example, cross-hatched shared access bays next to designated accessible parking bays are intended for wheelchair…

How to Solve Parking Challenges and EV Adoption in Strata Buildings?

In the realm of strata buildings, where shared living presents a myriad of unique hurdles, parking challenges often emerges as a primary concern. During a recent podcast interview with Amanda Farmer on Your Strata Property, the spotlight was cast on the evolving landscape of parking issues intersecting with the proliferation of electric vehicles (EVs) within…

How I survived three teens x 120 learner driving hours!

A mother is supervising her daughter as a learner driver in NSW.

Learner Driving.. Ok so I survived! And I’m done! Yes you heard me! Done with learner driver hours … every single one of those 120 hours required to sit your test for a provisional licence in New South Wales. First hand, I’ve navigated three teens in very close succession through those learner driver hours. And…

The Pros and Cons of EV Charging in Strata Building

EV Cars are lined up to charge in the EV Charging Station.

Australia is currently at the forefront of a transformative journey toward a greener future, by the growing adoption of EVs. As we navigate this eco-friendly shift, challenges faced by strata buildings is the seamless integration of EV charging infrastructure. Unlike individual homes, strata buildings accommodate multiple residences, necessitating a unique approach to address the intricacies…

Parking’s Impact on the Urban Parking Ecosystem

A line of cars affected by traffic peak hour.

Population in our cities is growing rapidly with the United Nations predicting that over 68.5% of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050. That’s just 27 years away! And with this the number of vehicles, traffic congestion and where these cars will park, has a significant impact on urban centres. To keep…

Connected Mobility in 2024

Autonomous mobile being upgraded for connected mobility features.

Connected mobility has become an integral part of our lives, revolutionising the way we navigate our cities and park our vehicles. As 2024 approaches, it’s the perfect time to revisit how this technology is transforming our transport landscape. Unleashing the Power of Constant Connectivity These days our vehicles are more than just modes of transportation;…

Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles: A greener future?

The Hyperion XP-1 Hydrogen car

At our recent Parking Australia panel discussion, we looked at the impact of alternate energy on the future of transport mobility. One standout point of discussion was the potential of hydrogen as a game-changer in the automotive industry. While electric vehicles (EVs) currently leading the charge in the passenger vehicle market, hydrogen-powered vehicles are revving…

$10 million in grant funding to make NSW strata buildings EV Ready – apply now!

Smart parking bollard being installed in EV Charging bay.

This week the New South Wales government finally rolled out details of its EV Ready grant program that was announced in late 2022 to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). This initiative targets residential strata buildings and aims to assist in the deployment of EV charging infrastructure. Why Is the EV Ready Grant Program…

Revving Up the Future of Parking

The outlook conference 2023 panel interview.

On October 11, 2023, Parking Australia hosted our bi-annual Conference, Outlook 2023 in Sydney at the International Convention Centre, alongside National Roads and Traffic and eMobility Live – which attracted crowds of close to 10,000 people. As a board director since 2021 and as current President, I was absolutely delighted with the entire event!  With…