News from Berlin

Article by Cristina Lynn   I have just returned from the 11th World Parking Symposium held in Berlin in late June. Two days of presentations were capped off by a tour of various facilities in Berlin including a city car park, the car park serving the main Berlin train station and a technology park where…...

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Presentation; Is the mall dead?

The title of Cristina Lynn’s presentation at the 2018 World Parking Symposium (WPS) was “Is the mall dead?” and addressed the issues and challenges that bricks and mortar retail centres are facing in the light of the push from online retailers and how the two can continue to thrive side by side as two parts…...

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Berlin, here we come!

As one of the speakers at the next World Parking Symposium (WPS), our managing partner, Cristina Lynn, will explore the impact of changes in customers’ behaviour, including the trends related to online shopping juggernauts like Amazon, on bricks and mortar shopping centres. The discussion will focus on the role of parking in the current and […]

Sydney to Santiago, conferences around the globe

Last week, the ptc. team joined Parking Australia’s Outlook Conference. In addition to keeping updated with the industry’s vision for the future, we took the opportunity to promote our new brand, see pictures below. The theme this year was “The Future is Today”. The discussion focused mostly on the potential impact of technological innovations on […]

Presentation; World Parking Symposium 2016

  Cristina Lynn, ptc.‘s managing partner, talked about repurposing car parks during her presentation at the 2016 World Parking Symposium in Vancouver, Canada. Register to our Resources area to download the presentation: Share this:LinkedinTwitterFacebook… Please Register or Log In for more....

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Sustainable public transport the key to Shanghai’s bold development program

According to, the city is set to be developed into a ‘megacity’.    However, it will be a long journey for planners and policy makers. The thoughts of local residents resonate with many residents here in Sydney – ‘long commutes and traffic jams’.    Planners in both cities are faced with massive challenges to make them […]

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.  […]

Women in Parking lands in Australia

Cristina Lynn, Vice President of PAA at WIP Launch Event At a recent PAA event in Sydney, PTC Managing Partner and Treasurer of the Parking Association of Australia, Cristina Lynn, launched the Australian chapter of Women In Parking.  Australia is the first outpost of the US association by the same name, and members will enjoy […]

Car park transformed into trendy bookshop

The Librarie Avant-Garde in Nanjing has recently been voted China’s most beautiful book shop, which is rather surprising given its humble origins.  It is located in a disused government car park beneath a stadium, formerly a bomb shelter.  “There is an old saying in Chinese — turn something rotten into a miracle“, says the owner, […]

The impact of driverless cars on our cities

As we posted in last week’s Wayfinding Forum, auto companies are now striving beyond the development of self-parking cars. They are building self-DRIVING cars. Whilst the technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, public acceptance and understanding is still in its infancy. This week, an interesting perspective was offered by The New York Times. The […]

Commercial parking minimums in Latin America

Still in Colombia, take a look at this commentary from Reinventing Parking on a new parking policy guide that was launched last week in Bogotá. From the data provided, it is evident that there is a distinct split across South American countries in parking space provisions for new commercial buildings. The graph shows Mexico, Brazil […]

PIE at Chicago, 2013

Cristina Lynn attended the Parking Industry Exhibition held in Chicago earlier this month on behalf of the Parking Association of Australia. The exhibition took place over three days showcasing a wide range of suppliers with many representatives from access control, parking guidance, ticket manufacturers, LED lighting and on-street technology. A very interesting group of speakers […]

New Technology to Improve Perth Convention Centre Parking

It has been reported by “The West Australian” this week, that the City of Perth has unanimously approved in-principle funding for an innovative Car Park Guidance System (CPGS) at the Perth Convention Centre. A tender for the CPGS was tabled at a meeting of Perth’s Parking Committee in October 2012, which proposes to alleviate the […]

Sydney Convention centre to be upgraded

The NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced last month plans to refurbish the convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct in Darling Harbour. The upgrade will see the area boast Australia’s largest convention and exhibition facilities, Sydney’s largest red carpet entertainment venue and a hotel complex of up to 900 rooms. A new urban neighbourhood in Haymarket will […]

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 […]

Parking conferences and exhibitions calendar

For all the parking industry professionals, we are publishing a link to Parking Today’s list of industry conferences and exhibitions. The calendar (which you can view here) is quite a comprehensive tool for finding a wide range of industry events and activities. Our Australian readers will no doubt be aware of the Australian Parking Conference, […]

Building cities for people

Another great video we came across this week from TED, exploring how we can fit more people into cities without overcrowding. Kent Larson, director of the MIT House_n research consortium in the School of Architecture and Planning, designs new technologies that solve the biggest questions facing our cities. His speech, available on the video link […]

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 […]

London 2012 sets out venue parking plans

The world’s biggest transportation and parking challenge (the Olympics) has seen the London 2012 Organising Committee publish proposals for parking management and parking plans around all Olympic and Paralympic venues in London. According to the Organising Committee’s press release, the proposed plans would see a number of traffic alterations and parking restrictions in the vicinity […]

Australian Parking Convention 2012

The Parking Association of Australia has announced the 13th Australian Parking Convention to be held once again at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, on November 11 – 13, 2012. The program will be designed to appeal to a broad range of individuals working within the parking industry, as well as providing a number of […]

Technology enabling greater vehicle utilisation

We have posted in the past a number of articles about car sharing, with companies such as GoGet operating in Australia and Zipcar in the US. Robin Chase, the founder Zipcar, talked at TED in 2007 about a range of other technology-enabled ways of reducing car usage, the first being technology to enable ‘ridesharing’ – […]

Parking & Traffic Consultants once again at the World Parking Symposium

Cristina Lynn, our Managing Partner, will be attending her third World Parking Symposium which this year is being held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada between 26 – 29 June. The World Parking Symposium’s title is: “Why does Parking & Transportation Matter? The Future of Service Delivery in the 21st Century” and will address selected issues in urban […]

The importance of the Car Parking Professional

The International Parking Institute (IPI) debuted a two-minute animated video called Parking Matters at the annual Conference and Expo held in Pittsburgh, USA, last week. The video is aimed at promoting the parking profession by connecting with new audiences unfamiliar with the industry. It’s a great overview of the contribution made by the large number […]

Barbara Chance – a worthy parking consultant

In more news from Pittsburgh, the IPI recognized three parking professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. Parking Consultant Dr. Barbara Chance and University of California/Irvine’s Ronald Fleming shared the Parking Professional of the Year award. You will no doubt remember that Barbara was one of the speakers at the Australian Parking Association’s […]

Interesting trends revealed by Parking Industry Survey

Also released at the IPI Conference were the results of the 2011 “Emerging Trends in Parking” survey of its members to examine the evolution of the car parking industry.  The survey revealed that while parking professionals are finding increased pressure to boost parking revenue, significant trends centre on demand for sustainable parking solutions and advances […]

National Parking Association launches parking industry Peer Networks

Last week, the US based National Parking Association (NPA) officially launched an industry program called Peer Networks, an international series of peer topic and trend discussions on leading parking and transportation industry issues. The Peer Networks have been created to provide an opportunity for parking and transportation professionals to build industry connections, learn best practices […]

Parking Consultants: 2010 in review

2010 was an exciting year for us and, although it seems to have flown by, when we look at what we have achieved it looks like at least we were not idle! Working back, we close the year with a new name “Parking & Traffic Consultants” to reflect our additional service offering. As you may […]