February 17, 2003

Computerized Parking Networks

Category: Cars , Urban Planning

Dublin: Driving into a city center and trying to find parking is always a daunting task, especially if you are unfamiliar with the city.

In Dublin, however, the task has been brilliantly simplified. Big blue signs are posted in obvious spots stating not only the location of the nearest three garages, but the number of spaces currently available in each one! This way, you avoid showing up at a full garage, and know exactly where to go without messing around with a map in the middle of traffic.

Posted by Nick at February 17, 2003 7:11 PM


These are great. I went to one in Geneva. Once inside I noticed that there was an electric sign displaying the number of empty spaces on each floor. After reaching a floor I saw that there were two light bulbs on the ceiling above each parking space. Green was lit if empty or red if occupied. Easy to spot an empty space from a distance.

P.S. Great website. Lots of info.

Posted by: John Enright at March 19, 2003 1:20 AM