Utrecht is a lively city in the centre of the Netherlands. Accessibility of the City and the City Centre are important issues for the municipality. The amount of parking spaces in the historical Centre of Utrecht is limited. The City is using Pay by Phone and had a digital parking permit system. The Pay and Display machines require the input of the license plate number.
The use of digital enforcement in Utrecht has two goals: one is more efficient parking enforcement and the other is an effective way to enforce the environmental zone. Utrecht’s city centre has a designated environmental zone in which only trucks that meet certain emission standards are allowed be driven. Trucks that are used in the environmental zone must have permission based on their pollutant group. The enforcement is based on automatically checking the trucks’ license number, which is linked to the environmental class and vehicle age. If the truck does not have the required permission a fine is sent to the license plate holders’ address automatically.
Utrecht also uses an application that counts parked cars. Using this application while driving for enforcement tasks makes the scan car even more efficient. Parkius has made INFOMAN reports for the City of Utrecht for management and accountability of the overall parking enforcement process. With these reports the enforcement strategy can be adjusted to the actual situation. Parkius works together with Sigmax Law Enforcement. By connecting to the Sigmax enforcement software for hand held computers no extra investment for hand held devices or mobile software is necessary.
As of April 2014 the parking enforcement from the town of Schiedam uses digital uphold. The scanman Parkius is used to optimally perform the enforcer process. The scan scooter is provided by SCANaCAR, provider of inter alia the scan cars in Amsterdam.
Schiedam is part of the City of Rotterdam and has about 76,000 residents. With digital uphold the enforcer process become more efficient in Schiedam many times, because the enforcers exclusively control the cars that no parking right is registered in the database.
This saves a lot of unnecessary testing. In Schiedam, there are about 5,500 paid parking spaces.