The Smart Parking Implementation as a Solution for On-Street Parking

A Case Study of Sulaimani City


  • Sivan Hisham Taher Al Jarah City Planning Engineering, Technical College of Engineering, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Sulaimani, Iraq
  • Rebaz Jalil Abdullaa City Planning Engineering, Technical College of Engineering, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Sulaimani, Iraq



Smart Parking, On-Street Parking, Sulaimai City, Parking Income


Traffic congestion presents a typical issue in every metropolitan area. Causing on-street parking that refers to the practice of parking vehicles along the sides of roads or streets. It is a common method of parking in urban and suburban areas where designated parking spaces may be limited. On-street parking can provide convenience to drivers by allowing them to park closer to their destinations.


However, it can also contribute to traffic congestion and reduce the available space for moving vehicles. Effective management and regulation of on-street parking are crucial to ensure proper traffic flow and equitable access to parking spaces for all users. The utilization of intelligent parking systems, when conceived and put into action, has the potential to decrease the wastage of time, fuel, and environmental pollution. The main objective of this study is to examine the characteristics of on-street parking, with the intention of implementing smart parking solutions. This case study focuses on Sulaimani City as an example. This study has concentrated on three congested street: Salim Street, Ibrahi Pasha Street and Orzdy Street. Accordingly, field data was gathered through the in-out method, focusing on an examination of parking characteristics and types. Data collection was conducted through manual means. . Moreover, additional date were collected for the visitors whom used the current car parking at AM, and PM periods and at peak hours for a normal day. The study result shows the fact that the highest number of cars are parked and moving in two hours underscores the significance of the demand for long-duration parking options in the area. Implementing a comprehensive smart parking system in Sulaimani city, incorporating sensor-based technology and mobile applications, along with strategically increasing off-street parking availability, will alleviate on-street congestion. This approach aims to cater to the demand for long-duration parking options, ultimately reducing traffic-related issues, optimizing parking space utilization, and contributing to a more sustainable urban environment. This observation supports the idea of introducing smart parking solutions and increasing off-street parking availability, as many drivers require parking solutions that cater to extended stays associated with various daily activities.


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How to Cite

Hisham Taher Al Jarah, S., & Jalil Abdullaa, R. (2024). The Smart Parking Implementation as a Solution for On-Street Parking: A Case Study of Sulaimani City. The Scientific Journal of Cihan University– Sulaimaniya, 7(2), 387-406.



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