How We Published Data about Pittsburgh Parking Transactions

Blog post by David Walker
July 2, 2019

University Center for Social and Urban Research   (Pittsburgh)

We at the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center have been working in partnership with the Pittsburgh Parking Authority and the City of Pittsburgh to shed light on how people in Pittsburgh use on-street meters and surface parking lots operated by the Authority. Developing a better understanding of how people park can help support efforts by the City and Authority to set rates based on demand. Having access to data can also help the Authority share information on revenue generation with City leadership, and develop a better understanding of mobility in Pittsburgh. In this blog post, we discussed how we produced parking data from multiple payment systems.