Smart City Transport and Parking Initiative

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What is the Smart City Transport and Parking Initiative (SCTPI)?

Council has worked with public and private transport providers to improve access to transport services in the Waverley Local Government Area (LGA). We have engaged in a partnership with Transport for NSW to implement digital mobility solutions to improve access to trains, buses, taxis, ride hail, private cars, and also bike share. This project benefits all residents and visitors to the LGA.

Aim of the project

This initiative aims to give residents and visitors access to more transport options whilst improving safety and convenience. It addresses key challenges related to integrating multiple transport services by providing safe places to transfer between transport modes and improving the information that customers can access in digital products like mobile apps. This initiative will increase efficiency, ease of access to transport services and increase options to reach destinations. These options can be multi-modal, which means that you will be able to plan trips across different modes of transport from a single app.

About the project

By running a twelve-month trial and enabling pick-up/drop-off (PUDO) bays in prime commercial locations across the LGA, Council has allocated kerb space for all modes of transport such as car and bike services, taxis and kiss and ride activities. These are supported by tailored Mobilty-as-a-Service apps that will indicate the locations of these bays and other relevant information. The MaaS concept proposes a seamless travel experience for planning, booking and purchasing transport as it is required, while also reducing the need for individually owned assets such as cars. The MaaS providers endorsed to deliver this project are Moovit and SwiftFare. There are also other apps such as Google Maps that will have the PUDO bay locations in their wayfinding features. There will be designated areas for car use and others for bicycle use. This project is being led by the People Movement Places and the Smart Waverley strategies.

How can the community participate?

If you want to try these new areas and the new features on mobility apps you can download the apps via the links below.  You are also able to use the PUDO bays while using your car for ‘kiss and ride’ activities. This means that you can pull-in in the proposed areas and pick-up or drop-off someone at your convenience. Just remember that you can only stay in the bay for a maximum of 2 minutes and the driver cannot be further than 3 meters from the vehicle.

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