NORFOLK, VA – Hit the brakes! Norfolk’s Division of Parking has added two datasets to the city’s OpenData portal guaranteed to make you pick a good spot to peruse information.
First up: do blue cars or red cars get more parking tickets? How about morning parkers or afternoon parkers? Parking Director Bart Neu said his staff “threw a parking ticket on the table and looked at the pertinent information that could be shared” to create this Parking Citations dataset. Parking citation information goes back three years and is updated daily. Neu said residents could use the dataset to assess parking enforcement in their neighborhoods. And city staff said they look forward to using the dataset to improve their enforcement efforts, not just in parking but in neighborhood quality.
Next, residents can find information on Parking Permits issued by the city. This data set includes information on permits by type and duration including Daytime, 24/7, Resident (downtown), Nighttime and Top Deck parking.
“This information would be useful if someone wants to know which garage has a lot of night time parking permits,” Neu said. “Maybe someone could use it to strategize where to place their own business.”
These datasets join data on public safety, neighborhoods, code enforcement, economic development and parks and recreation on NorfolkOpenData
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