Its System to Manage Parking Supply: Considerations on Application to the “Ring” in the City of Brescia

  • Susanna Bulferetti DICATAM – Università degli Studi di Brescia
  • Francesca Ferrari DICATAM – Università degli Studi di Brescia
  • Stefano Riccardi DICATAM – Università degli Studi di Brescia
Keywords: ITS, Smart parking, Parking management, Sensors, Information

Abstract

Brescia’s downtown is outlined by link roads built up at the Venetian walls, known as “Ring. The “Ring” is characterized by high traffic flows, as well as by the presence of several paid parking lots located on and off street. Furthermore, several facilities are located on these link roads. Nowadays city of Brescia is equipped with an ITS system able to manage off street parking spaces, allowing the share of information about parking availability to potential users, through the use of variable message panels. The parking supply issue and its management are strongly felt by citizens, as well as many other cities communities, whether European or not. This contribution aims to encourage an integration of the existing ITS system for the off street parking management with additional devices, which allow to manage also the on street paid parking supply located on “Ring” roads. The minimization of so-called “shared traffic” component of traffic flows, as well as the increase of road safety, in the context of a medium-sized Italian city are the main objectives of the ITS system integration. ITS asset chosen for the Brescia case study springs from the analysis of some non-European experiences about on street parking management (for example, San Francisco and Boston) and certainly can be considered suitable for the parking supply management of the whole city. It could become the main starting point in Italian cities for the application of performance based parking pricing, widely experienced in many U.S. cities.

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Author Biographies

Susanna Bulferetti, DICATAM – Università degli Studi di Brescia

She obtained the PhD in “Places and times of the city and the territory” at the University of Brescia (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Territory, Environment and Mathematics – DICATAM), where at the moment she is Temporary Research Fellow. Member of the AIIT (Italian Association for Traffic and Transport Engineering), her research activities mainly regard evaluation activity (environmental and sustainability indicators), mobility management actions, ITS and Innovative transport system planning (VMP).

Francesca Ferrari, DICATAM – Università degli Studi di Brescia

She obtained the Master Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Brescia in 2011. At the moment she is PhD candidate in “Places and times of the city and the territory” at the University of Brescia (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Territory, Environment and Mathematics – DICATAM). Member of the AIIT (Italian Association for Traffic and Transport Engineering), her research activities mainly regard parking management, ITS and Innovative transport system planning.

Stefano Riccardi, DICATAM – Università degli Studi di Brescia

He obtained the Master Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Brescia in 2012. At the moment he is PhD candidate in “Places and times of the city and the territory” at the University of Brescia (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Territory, Environment and Mathematics – DICATAM). Member of the AIIT (Italian Association for Traffic and Transport Engineering), his research activities mainly regard road safety analysis, ITS and Innovative transport system planning.

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Published
2014-05-15
How to Cite
Bulferetti, S., Ferrari, F., & Riccardi, S. (2014). Its System to Manage Parking Supply: Considerations on Application to the “Ring” in the City of Brescia. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/2503