Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Outcome of Expression of Interest: Not shortlisted

As an organisation we hold only anecdotle information about our car parking usage in and around the town centre. Peaks of demand and the level to which staff cars are occupying spaces during the day and during events is unknown.

Aligned with our transport and economic development strategies we will soon be embarking on the development of a digital campus on land currently occupied by one of our larger surface car parks. This will encourage new business into Barnsley and will further our position as a key, exemplar technology partner in European initiatives, including Urbact.

In order to understand the impact of this new development and to factor in a commitment to providing a suitable number of replacement parking opportunities, we’re looking to employ IoT technologies to monitor real-time usage between now and then. This will include vehicle counters, in space vehicle detectors and video surveillance options to indicate busy and free spaces.

It is thought a common IoT approach can be “discovered” supporting similar endeavours and potentially the creation of a local gov IoT framework, for other local authorities looking to further their Smart City agendas.

  • Introduction to user research
  • Introduction to service design
  • Introduction to delivery management
  • Introduction to product management
  • Introduction to digital business analysis