Digital Parking Sign Pilot

New digital parking signs have been installed to help visitors at Coquitlam’s busiest park find parking more quickly.

Location

Town Centre Park - City Centre

The signs give drivers a real-time tally of empty spots at the intersection of Pinetree Way and Trevor Wingrove Way and at the entrances of parking lots A, B, C, D and E, and direct them to available parking spaces in the park.

View a Parking Map for Town Centre Park (PDF).

Function

Real-time digital parking signs are becoming an industry standard in the public and private sector. 

A destination for sports, festivals and recreational use, the award-winning Town Centre Park has five parking lots and 820 spaces that are in high demand during major events. 

Linked to the City’s fibre optic network, the digital parking signs will show drivers in real time if a lot is full and where they can find empty spots elsewhere. 

The signs improve driver and pedestrian safety, curb illegal parking, reduce vehicle idling and alleviate traffic congestion along Pipeline Road and in the park. 

Background

The project was delivered through Coquitlam’s Five-Year Technology Roadmap, which guides City investments in technology to improve service delivery, business functions and operational efficiency. 

Signs at the intersection of Pinetree Way and Trevor Wingrove Way and at the entrances of parking lots A, C, D and E were added thanks to a $500,000 contribution from the federal Gas Tax Fund, a cost-sharing infrastructure funding program administered in B.C. by the Union of B.C. Municipalities.