Parking spaces are at a premium in a growing city and as Gothenburg, on Sweden’s west coast, enjoys explosive expansion, Göteborgs Parkering has been developing a new way of addressing the needs of both commuters and city dwellers. But instead of increasing the number of parking spaces, the municipal parking authority is instead taking the opportunity to increase the city’s sustainable footprint by challenging ingrained behaviours.
When cities grow traffic congestion usually grows as well. Sweden’s second largest city Gothenburg, which is seeing more people moving in, more buildings going up, and more companies making the city their own, is no exception. The result is increased road congestion as more and more people try to get from one place to another. Göteborgs Parkering is using IoT to address these new challenges and in the process is giving both city dwellers and commuters new options.