Look out for improved parking in the King William Road Precinct. The redevelopment of King William Road will provide improved parking, as opposed to reduced parking as promoted by the Media.
Improved parking will result from the redevelopment of King William Road. The media however is correct. We are reducing on-street parking. This is fact.
We are sacrificing them in order to provide the outdoor dining, the seating rest areas and the trees you requested. We could have provided 20 more car parks by not providing the elements you asked for in the design.
So, how is this an improvement you ask?
The media have not picked up on what we are doing to improve car parking. We will be directing drivers to parks currently not being used.
There are over 400 off-street car parks available. Most of these car parks are not being used however. Car parks that many, maybe most don’t know exist.
Some areas are being used quite well, others however unfortunately aren’t. Indeed some car park areas are simply not being used at all.
Council is addressing this as part of the redevelopment. We are going digital. Using Smart City answers. In other words, we are using smart technology to direct drivers to the available carparks.
Are you familiar with the use of smart technology used in carparking stations? We will be using smart technology to direct you individual carpark spaces that are available by way of digital signs.
This technology works on the use of a sensor embedded in the paving of the individual carpark. When covered by a car it triggers a red carpark in use sign. Conversely, when there is no car, the sensor triggers a green carpark available sign.
For King William Road we will have signs that show the number of carparks available behind various shops. Signs which will be located at the junction of King William Road and the lane leading to that carpark.
Signs such as the City of Casey sign shown above.