A new multi-level parking deck in Croydon, Melbourne has been constructed to provide much-needed commuter parking. Located on Devon St which is centrally located behind Croydon Main Street and adjacent to the Croydon train station and bus depot, the new amenity also features a commercial tenancy facility.
With three levels and approximately 400 car parking bays, Park Agility have provided loop counting technology to accurately calculate availability on each level of the facility; and display signage to provide the occupancy information for each level to drivers before they enter the car park.
Induction loops are cut into the roadway on each ramp to provide accurate counting of vehicle movements between levels. This passage counting is handled by Park Agility’s custom designed control boards. When cars move across the loops, the system detects their direction, enabling accurate area counting of arrivals and departures for each level. With Park Agility’s proprietary firmware, the count is highly accurate at capture of bi-directional vehicle passages, so when cars pass through a count point at the same time moving in different directions, the count remains correct.
In addition, three solar-powered precinct signs have been installed on busy Main St, directing drivers to the parking deck with accurate up to the minute information about parking bay availability.
With this new facility, Maroondah Council provides car charging points for electric vehicles; sustainable design; and a safe, accessible facility for drivers and pedestrians alike to efficiently access a local transport hub for their daily commute.