Westminster Council has now installed the in-ground sensors we recently reported on, as well as launching a parking app to help drivers see if an on-street parking space is available on an individual road.
The free app (available here on the app store, and with screengrabs below) is able to display real-time availability for spaces in Savile Row, Sackville Street, Jermyn Street and St John’s Wood High Street in the Westminster Council region.
Other benefits of the scheme are being investigated, including pre-booking of bays, variable rates during off-peak periods, changing the classification of bay types to make them shared use (eg residential or paid), to assist with tackling fraud and misuse, and managing electric charging bays and pedestrianised zones.
If the next stage of the bay sensor trial continues to be a success, Council will decide if the scheme can be rolled out city-wide. Read more on the Westminster City Council site here.