Car park unknown.

Project Info

Project Description


Car park unknown. aims to use parking sensor data as a springboard to determine in real-time where parking violations are occurring in the Melbourne CBD. It also assists the public by helping drivers to locate a free car park based on the historical data from the last 4 years. We have designed a web application where users can select the day, time of day, sensor and whether they want input or output for the park.

If we continued on this project we would want to overlay other maps showing pedestrian and sidewalk infrastructure to show improvements resulting from previous projects and where there is currently still congestion. It also aims to reimagine the interaction between vehicles, bicycles, sidewalks and pedestrian traffic to utilise the roads we have to move people around the city both quicker and safer.


Data Story


We have used the datasets provided by the City of Melbourne that provides the location and vacancy of the car park bay in real time through the use of in-ground sensor systems. It also shows where parking violations are occurring in real time. Finally the historical data provides insight into how the parking bays are being used by the user through time and location. The Melbourne Council are able to use this data to determine where there is congestion, where is not enough car parks and where parking times are inadequate. Through the use of additional overlays on our map, the data would be able to show where there is mobility support for those needed and if these car parks are being used adequately or if improvements need to be made.


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

On-street Car Parking Sensor Data - 2017

Description of Use: Historical on-street car parking sensor data to predict trends

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On-street Car Parking Sensor Data - 2016

Description of Use: Historical on-street car parking sensor data to predict trends

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On-street Car Parking Sensor Data - 2014

Description of Use: Historical on-street car parking sensor data to predict trends

Data Set

On-street Parking Bays

Description of Use: On-Street Car Park Bay locations

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On-street Parking Bay Sensors

Description of Use: Real-time on-street car park status.

Data Set

Street furniture including bollards, bicycle rails, bins, drinking fountains, horse troughs, planter boxes, seats, barbecues

Description of Use: Used in conjunction with parking data to determine which streets have less cars entering/leaving parking spots, making the street safer for cyclists

Data Set

On-street Car Parking Sensor Data - 2015

Description of Use: Historical on-street car parking sensor data to predict trends

Data Set

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