Parker information systems: some observations of German practice

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This note presents some observations of the Federal Republic of Germany's approach to providing parking information. Comparisons are made with Australia's present practice. Comment is also made about proposed new parking regulatory signing in Australia (Standards Association of Australia (SAA) 1983). This comparison provides an overview of the differences in practice in the two countries and indicates places where improvements can be made. The road systems in both countries are full of cues providing information to the motorist. In terms of parking the information required by the driver relates to the location and availability of a parking place as well as the duration of time a person can use it and its unit cost. This note addresses each of these dimensions. It is divided into two sections. The first concentrates on procedures for directing parkers to appropriate facilities. The second section discusses the marking of specific parking and loading areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-210
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Road Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1986

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