City of Melbourne to release parking data

The City of Melbourne will release parking datasets to encourage developers, researchers and planners to “solve problems, assist planning, and service businesses”.

“Data on where and when people can get a carpark in the city is highly sought-after by developers and startups [wanting] to create consumer friendly apps and digital solutions,” Acting Lord Mayor Arron Wood said last week.

“Publishing this data and making it available to the community to use in this way is a critical step to help ease congestion.”

The city's 4300 in-ground parking sensors compile data on the availability of parking spaces across the city, information which is updated every two minutes.

More than 150 data sets are now publicly available on the City of Melbourne website.

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