Q: How will self-driving cars change the way in which towns and cities manage parking?
Q: How can local authorities create electric vehicle charging facilities that are both environmentally and financially sustainable?
Q: Will local authority parking teams be key players in tackling poor air quality caused by vehicle pollution in town and city centres?
Q: What are the data protection rules that apply when rolling out cashless payment, virtual permits and other digital parking services?
Q: How can parking teams improve the ways in which they engage with residents, businesses and other local stakeholders?
These are just some of the questions that will be asked, and hopefully answered, by the experts speaking at Parking World 2017, which takes place in London on 9 November.
Launched in 2005 by Parking Review magazine, Parking World is the leading forum for parking specialists working in both the on-street and off-street arenas. The conference will include presentations by local authorities, transport consultants, traffic adjudicators, technologists, parking associations and motoring campaigners.
Among those speaking are: Andreas Hansen from the Defra/DfT Joint Air Quality Unit; Dr Graham Cookson from INRIX; Eifion Jenkins from the Transport Systems Catapult; Caroline Sheppard OBE from the Traffic Penalty Tribunal; James Long of Steer Davies Gleave; John Siraut from Jacobs; Paul Nicholls from Brighton & Hove City Council; Nick Lester-Davis for ERTRAC; and Mark Baty from Nottingham City Council.
This year Parking World will be looking at how parking and traffic management policy is evolving to meet the challenges of new vehicle technologies. It will consider how electric, connected and autonomous vehicles will change the way in which people drive and park.
The day will address issues such as:
The event will also look at subjects such as: the provision of parking in town and city centres; the role parking controls can play in improving air quality; the digitising of parking services; the growing importance of Open Data in Intelligent Mobility; the need to invest in data protection; and the future economics of motoring and parking.
The programme has been developed in discussion with PATROL (Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London), a body that represents over 300 English and Welsh local authorities, and the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT), the panel of independent adjudicators who listen to parking and moving traffic appeals in England and Wales outside London.
The event also features an exhibition in which delegates can check out the latest systems and services on offer for the parking sector, and there will be ample opportunities to network.
Parking World 2017 takes place at the Kia Oval on Thursday 9 November. The event is presented by Parking Review and organised by Landor LINKS.
Over the next 20 years cars will evolve into connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) that can booked via shared Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platforms. Parking bays will become re-charging stations for electric vehicles, while drivers will become passengers and towns and cities will be cleaner, safer and less congested places. That's one vision of the future, but is it the one for which parking and traffic managers should be planning?
The efficient management of the kerbside and road space is essential to the health, wealth and vitality of urban centres. This session will provide insights into current trends and emerging areas of interest, including: parking's role in improving urban air quality (Clean Air Zones, Local Emission Neighbourhoods, anti-idling campaigns, etc.); encouraging and facilitating the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs); encouraging smarter travel (Car-share, car clubs, cycle parking, etc.); and digitising local authority parking services (Permits, appeals, etc.)
Drivers have the right to contest penalties issued for breaching parking and moving traffic rules. Appeals services in both the public and private sectors are exploring ways of making the process of challenging PCNs both more open and transparent. This discussion will include contributions from local authorities that participated in the PATROL PARC (Parking Annual Reports by Councils) Awards.
The session will address topics such as:
Driving and parking are increasingly digital experiences. Sat-navs depend on live traffic information. Parking apps need to link to car park and traffic order databases. Parking terminals, apps, virtual permits and booking systems require real-time access control and enforcement systems to function. All these interactions and transactions mean data is the fuel that powers parking. But as cars become increasingly automated, and parking services increasingly digitised, data and information needs to be collected, stored, shared and used securely and in accordance with legislation such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Parking is widely regarded as being a 'cash cow' used to generate revenue for local authorities and parking companies. However, the real economics of parking are more complicated on account of it being variously (and sometimes simultaneously) a public service, a traffic demand tool and a commercial commodity. This final session will discuss themes such as:
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