Making better use of parking garages and reducing search traffic and on-street parking – that was the goal of the parking reservation platform that Monotch developed for the City of Breda. The platform, which has been live since the beginning of April, connects municipal parking facilities and makes it possible to resell parking spaces via apps from service providers. Visitors and residents of Breda also benefit from this, for they are able to see at a glance where to find available parking spaces. Immediately reserving and paying for a parking space is also possible. This can significantly reduce search traffic in the city centre of Breda. The Monotch parking platform is already operational throughout the Netherlands, making it easy for other municipalities to follow.
An additional advantage in this corona-time is that by using this platform municipalities and parking providers will gain better insight into when consumers visit parking locations. And also for consumers, for they no longer have to go to the payment terminal and therefore no long queues will arise. In light of the 1.5-metre economy, this is a pleasant tool for the operation of the parking location.
Book & Park Monotch
The Monotch Book & Park functionality is operational in Rotterdam, Tiel, Delft and Leiden. Breda is the 5th city in the Netherlands that uses the platform. Via the municipal website, the municipality offers the “Pleasant Parking widget with Book & Park functionality”. This widget is especially developed based on the need to keep cities liveable, more attractive and accessible. The widget also provides the municipality with insight into the registration data and it is possible to monitor how busy it is in the parking garages and on-street. For the future, the platform offers various additional functionalities with added value for the Municipality of Breda and visitors to the city centre.