With parking being an essential feature of many urban environments, a new generation of Melbourne’s parking spaces is being created with a focus on people rather than cars.
The new parking areas in the city are filling up quickly and are filling with people.
The first of the new parking structures to be erected was a four-storey office block at the northern edge of the city’s central business district.
Parking will be provided on the first floor, which is already reserved for tenants of the nearby offices.
Inside the office building is a large outdoor area with seating for a dozen or so people, a lounge area, and a parking garage for up to 25 cars.
While the new office building will likely see a lot of people in the next year, the new structures will also provide a number of residents with space to relax and to meet with friends.
With parking being essential for many urban spaces, a number have been installed in recent years, including at the CBD’s central shopping area, the Victoria Centre, and the northern suburbs of Bondi and Geelong.
Residents in those areas are not required to park their cars on the streets, but they do need to pay to park in a designated spot.
In a bid to promote a more pedestrian-friendly environment, a small park is set up at the southern end of the northern suburb of Geelong, and at the same time there are a number more open spaces available.
One of the first of these spaces opened in September 2018.
A new parking garage has opened at a residential property in Geelong in the northern part of the state, which will be the first residential area in the state to be equipped with parking.
There are a range of different types of spaces available, from a flat garage for cars, to a series of small outdoor patios, to the large multi-storeys which have been set up.
It is unclear whether the new spaces will be built as separate buildings, but the idea is to provide space for residents to park for a number, rather than for just a single vehicle.
Despite the increase in new residential developments, parking spaces have remained relatively limited in Melbourne.
Last year, there were a total of 6,726 parking spaces, but that figure was down slightly to 6,856 in the year to June 2018.
A further 2,711 spaces were vacant.
More information can be found on the Melbourne Parking Authority’s website.