Wayfinding is at the core of Beijing Daxing International Airport

The foundation of fantastic wayfinding is within the structure and layout of a space. In that context, signage and other devices are the top layers filling up gaps and allowing users to easily find their destination. When we read about China’s new airport, the Beijing Daxing International Airport, we immediately noticed the attention given to […]

Airport Commercial Development & Management Course

Cristina Lynn, ptc.‘s managing partner, is one of the speakers at the Airport Commercial Development & Management Course organised by CPI. The course aims to provide attendees with the capability of optimising the airport’s commercial performance. Cristina’s presentation will focus on the role of ground transport at airports, covering aspects such as revenue generation, customer […]

Adelaide Airport welcomes driverless shuttles

Driverless vehicles may be soon integrated to the transport landscape and part of our everyday life. After the launch of RAC’s autonomous shuttle bus in Perth last year, exciting news come from South Australia in this area. Adelaide Airport intends to have driverless shuttles operating between the airport’s long-term car park and terminal. Last month, […]

Airport Parking Infographic a winner

We love a great infographic, and here’s an interesting one from Budapest Airport, Hungary, which is experiencing very strong growth in parking (up 40% in 2014 to over 1 million vehicles). It features a visual comparison of alternative methods of getting to the airport, and helps the traveller choose the best parking option taking into […]

QR Codes help locate travellers’ cars at US airport

Indianapolis International Airport is using Quick Response (QR) Code technology to help travellers locate their parked carswhich can be challenging in large lots, especially for infrequent travellers.  As reported on the QR Code Press, QR Codes have now been added to shelters throughout the Economy lot (8,000 spaces), and also on pillars on upper levels […]

Dusseldorf airport employs smart valet robot

In a new twist on automatic garaging, Düsseldorf Airport is now offering travellers the latest in valet parking technology, as reported by the Washington Post.  A self-driving robotic forklift, named Ray, manages the task with ease, utilising laser navigation and mapping software to gently deliver your car to its parking spot.  The agile forklift technology […]

2013 from the rear-vision mirror

Hard as it is to accept it, another year is about to end.  When we ask ourselves “Where did it go?”, we realise that we have been too busy working to notice the passing of time! Appreciating Our Regular and New Clients 2013 has been a very successful year for us at Parking & Traffic Consultants.  […]

Entry point into the Sydney Property Market?

If you’re one of the thousands of Sydneysiders that feel the property market is out of reach, this story from Australian Business Traveller will either depress or delight you!  Here’s your chance to own a plot of prime Sydney real estate for only $57,500.  Not that long ago (OK, maybe 25 years), that sum might […]

Profit squeeze for Melbourne Airport off-site parking operators

An article last week in The Australian reported complaints of off-site parking operators being squeezed out of the market by the new seven-storey car park at Melbourne Airport.  With construction only just commencing and the car park’s scheduled opening in 2015, the complaint surely couldn’t be about the pricing of car parking (yet).  The issue […]

Parking prize at Melbourne Airport

Forget lotto – here’s a prize you might actually have a chance of winning!  Promoting its Short-Term Car Park and online booking service, Melbourne Airport is running a competition that will score 12 lucky winners a permanent, private car spot – not for a month, or a year, but until 2020!  Patrons of the car […]

Remember the Jetsons?

We complain about traffic snarls. We complain about transport links. We complain about airport processing queues. Well, it seems the creators of the imagined “Horizon System” had all this in mind when they submitted their winning entry to the Glasgow School of Art creative competition, offering a vision of the future of aviation. Watch their […]

Car parking levy in Melbourne on the rise

An increased parking levy is set to be included in Victoria’s state budget next Tuesday. The Age reports that property owners are currently charged $950 annual per long term (all day) parking space, however this will rise to $1300 p.a and will be extended to include short term parking as well. The levy will now […]

Brisbane to Melbourne high-speed rail, but at what cost?

Phase two of the Federal Government’s study to construct high-speed rail (HSR) spanning from Brisbane to Melbourne via Sydney and Canberra was released this week to a lukewarm reception. The ambitious infrastructure plan would be the largest investment of any national project, eclipsing the NBN many times over. The HSR network, comprising over 1,700 kms […]

FlightCar to alleviate airport parking headaches in San Francisco

Time Business & Money has reported passengers flying into San Francisco now have an alternative when deciding on their rental car choice. An innovative peer-to-peer car-share program is operating out of the international airport. Travellers can choose to leave their car prior to boarding their flight, allowing fellow travellers to use their vehicle while they are […]

A wild roo chase at Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport is clearly in the midst of a kangaroo population explosion. Following the news of one getaway kangaroo in the Melbourne Airport car park in late October, another kangaroo was chased through the car park by police this week. As police hopped the rescue, the kangaroo skipped away, eventually being sedated with a tranquiliser […]

Parking and Traffic Consultants – 2012 year in review

2012 has been another eventful year for PTC. Many new clients joined the prestigious names in our portfolio, including Perth Airport, Health Infrastructure, Adelaide University and Leichhardt Council. Many other previous clients engaged us to do new work. Just to give you an idea, during the year we worked for these airports: Adelaide, Gold Coast, […]

A year of ‘Parking and Traffic’ blogs in review

Feel like the year has passed you by too? If you’ve been too busy to stay on top of the parking and traffic industry news every week – never fear! Here is our annual round-up of the highs and lows, and headline-making stories from 2012. Parking and policy in Australia This year saw Parking & […]

13th Australian Parking Convention is a resounding success

Following in the steps of the November 2010 Convention, the Parking Association of Australia held its 13th event at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre earlier this week. The event was characterised by a high level of local and international speakers that had the delegates particularly riveted to their seats. The exhibiton, in Hall 6 […]

Kangaroo sparks hunt in multi-storey car park

<div><a href=”http://parkingconsultants.com/Kangaroo_sparks_hunt_in_multi-storey_car_park”><img alt=”” src=”https://ptcconsultants.co/Images/blog/_2012/3110-kangaroo.jpg” style=”border: 0px;” /></a><br /> </div> <div> <p><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: calibri;”>A kangaroo was found on level 5 of Melbourne Airport’s short-term car park on Monday. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: calibri;”>Wildlife officers shot the ‘roo, which appears to follow road directions better than some motorists, with a tranquiliser dart. […]

Perth Airport seeks a Commercial Manager

Perth Airport is seeking a Commercial Manager to join the Commercial Services Ground Transport team, with a focus on the ongoing management and strategic development of the ground transport business. Ground Transport relates to all non-parking passenger access and egress services for both the international and domestic terminals, including valet services, limousines, car hire, buses, […]

Brisbane airport upgrade officially opened

The upgraded Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal Precinct was officially opened on August 28. The redevelopment included an expansion to the Central Area Satellite and terminal aprons, construction of a new nine-storey car park, an elevated Skywalk, new forecourt area and central taxi rank, and reconfiguration of the road network in front of the terminal. The […]

Sydney Airport connects retail and parking to improve customer service

Sydney Airport has recently announced a car parking promotion designed to boost passenger traffic across a number of food, beverage and retail outlets in the terminal. According to a Moodie Report, the airport is offering two free cups of coffee, a copy of the Daily Telegraph from Newslink and a A$10 duty free voucher to […]

Around the country: Australian parking news wrap

A number of short stories we’ve collated in parking and transportation from around Australia over the past few weeks. Adelaide Airport has opened a new multi-level short term car park, providing customers with more efficient parking and a weather-proof link to the terminal. According to Impact Pub, the new short term car park is more […]

Hate to wait: Heathrow pods experienced first hand

Reporting on-location, our London correspondent recently filed a report on the electric pods at Heathrow airport, shuttling passengers from the business car park to Terminal 5 (see also our previous stories on the pods, Pods from the car park at Heathrow Airport, and Heathrow airport pods are now in motion). Some of the key features […]

Car Park Façades are making design news!

It seems that some of the more aspirational car park exterior designs around the world are starting to see recognition in the mainstream commercial design world. An article recently published in Commercial Design Trends magazine (see their website at trendsideas.com) explores how car park façades are being used to disguise and shelter car park buildings […]

Australian Parking Convention 2012 – registrations now open

A message from Cristina Lynn, Parking & Traffic Consultants’ Managing Partner. As you may be aware the biennial convention organised by the Parking Association of Australia will be held on 11 – 13 November 2012 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Similarly to the event held in 2010 the Exhibition will be occupying Hall […]

Airport Operations 2012 Conference

The second annual Airport Operations Conference will be held in Canberra in September this year.  The conference is the only event addressing operational challenges and opportunities in airport development, and will take a close look at current trends, as well as offering a site tour of Canberra Airport. The key issues to be covered at […]

Canberra Airport plans to build high-speed rail station

Canberra Airport has unveiled plans to build a A$140 million high-speed rail facility next to its new airport terminal, in a bid to transform the gateway into a multi-modal hub and eliminate the need for a second Sydney airport. According to AirportCities.com, a high speed rail link between the two cities would be cheaper than […]

Parking news from around Australia

In a quick summary of other news from around the parking and traffic world this week, the press is once again taking aim at airports, this time comparing the cost of parking a car to the cost of parking a plane. The article compares the base rates for parking against each other (finding that it […]

Space fillers: the dynamics of airport parking

Airport car parks are huge business, with major airport hubs seeing car parking producing around $80 million to $100 million of revenue each year. Recent results from the 2012 ACI Airport Economics survey shows that car parking now accounts for around 7% of global airport revenues and is the second biggest source of non-aviation related […]