Colorado State University Named Innovative Parking Organization of the Year by the National Parking Association
FORT COLLINS, CO – Colorado State University (CSU) has been recognized as the Innovative Parking Organization of the Year by the National Parking Association (NPA). The award is presented each year to an organization that demonstrates cutting-edge expertise, smart city innovation and advancement of technology in the parking industry. CSU was recognized for its pioneering approach to promoting sustainability through the university parking program, as well as the introduction of a groundbreaking parking guidance program utilizing industry-leading INDECT technology.
“This is a tremendous honor for Colorado State University and our parking program,” says Doug Mayhew, associate director of Parking and Transportation for the university. “The university is committed to promoting sustainability, and our parking program is playing an important role in making CSU greener. We are gratified to have our efforts recognized by the parking industry.”
As the first university in the world to earn Platinum rating from AASHE STARS, Colorado State University leads the nation’s universities in sustainability best practices. It was also named America’s “greenest” university in 2015 by BestColleges.com. Situated along the western edge of the Great Plains at the base of the Rocky Mountains, CSU is home to the first solar-heated/air-conditioned on-campus building and has also worked with NASA to develop a cloud-profiling radar system that monitors climate change.
CSU’s parking guidance system features INDECT parking sensors in each of the university’s two parking structures. The Lake Street Parking Garage has a combination of single-space and multi-space sensors monitoring all 870 spaces, and the South College Avenue Garage utilizes INDECT sensors to manage all 663 of that facility’s spaces. The sensor network records parking space occupancy, advises parkers of real time parking availability as they approach the garage and guides them to open spaces. The sensors also collect data about length of stay, occupancy and usage for each of the different user groups at the garage, which the university uses to enhance its parking policies and procedures.
INDECT is a leading provider of parking guidance systems. INDECT’s systems combine the most advanced parking space sensors with industry-leading data management technology to offer drivers a safer, more convenient parking experience while helping parking owners operate their parking assets more efficiently and profitably. INDECT USA can be found online at www.indectusa.com.