The conventional coin-operated, clockwork, single-bay parking meter requires a high level of manpower for its operation and the enforcement of such a system of street parking. The necessary technology is available for local authorities to develop a superior parking system. The article suggests a possible electronics-based system as a basis for discussion both by local authorities responsible for installing and operating such systems, and also the manufacturers. A number of alternatives to the conventional parking meter are considered in which users would enter a form of credit card into a meter and also a personal identification number (PIN) if necessary. A user would then also enter a parking bay number and length of parking time needed. Accounting methods for such parking systems are discussed. (TRRL)

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Havers, G E
  • Publication Date: 1983-6-7

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  • Accession Number: 00381174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM