Parking technology provider SWARCO has installed a complete parking and traffic management solution at Warwick University to reduce congestion across the whole campus.
The University’s upgraded its transport plans to cope with an expected 40 per cent rise in student numbers over the next ten years. It needed to fix traffic because drivers were struggling to find spaces causing what’s been called a “chaotic” parking experience.
SWARCO realised it wasn’t the number of spaces that was the problem but how people found them. It recommended a combination of sign types to deliver parking guidance showing the number of free spaces in green or displaying ‘full’ in red and full colour VMS to carry additional information. It uses car park counters and inductive loops to monitor vehicles entering and leaving car parks.
Tony Gillings, Project Manager at SWARCO Traffic, said, “Working in close partnership with the University, we have delivered a complete smart parking solution and management system that has created a more coordinated and improved experience for drivers across the entire campus.”