Time-lapse Cameras Measure Street Parking Demand

Beginning in the Fall of 2011, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) began using a time-lapse photography-based technique to monitor parking, occupancy, and turnover as part of the agency's PARK Smart program, an innovative parking, pricing, and curb management initiative. Like many local DOTs, NYCDOT was seeking an inexpensive way to understand what was happening at the curb on busy blocks, including: average parking duration, the occupancy rate during peak times, delivery and commercial vehicles activity, and double parking. The time-lapse technique has proven to be flexible and cost efficient. It uses readily available off-the-shelf technology and provides more robust and detailed data.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Authors:
    • Blakeley, Manzell
    • Gray, Nathan
  • Publication Date: 2013-9


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  • Accession Number: 01495788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 2013 2:49PM