Smart Parking - Enforce or Encourage?

The case of Treviso, Italy

The management of on street and off street parking inside the municipality of Treviso was already extremely well run and was monitored and supervised by an attentive parking enforcement department, in fact, the average receipts per parking space already amounted to € 1098 per year, more than double the national average which stands at around € 500/year/parking bay.

The real problem for the authority was not the economic aspect, but the excessive traffic and the scarce availability of parking in urban areas. For this reason, it was considered appropriate to use smart parking technology to affect urban mobility linked to parking.