Digital car parking service offering extended in Ipswich

Published28th September 2022

Ipswich Borough Council has expanded its digital car parking signage, offering a new dedicated webpage to help residents plan their journeys into the town centre. 

Earlier on in the year, the Council installed five new digital traffic signs around the town. Easily displaying to drivers how many spaces were available in certain town centre car parks.

The Council has now gone one step further and hosts this same information on its website, meaning drivers can check car parking availability before setting off.

The signs were installed with the environmental impact at the forefront; aiming to reduce unnecessary time looking for a car parking space and improving air quality as a result.

Councillor Sophie Connelly, Portfolio Holder for Parking at Ipswich Borough Council, says:

“The digital traffic signs are a great tool to help drivers locate available parking while out and about, but the addition of this tool on our website will go a long way to eliminate unnecessary journeys and I am really pleased to see this extension to the service.

“We all have a duty to tackle climate change and simple steps such as cutting down unnecessary driving can have a huge impact on air quality.

“By planning ahead, and checking the car parking availability, the environmental impact we could have would be phenomenal and I would encourage residents to make use of this tool.”

The digital signs are located in Argyle Street, Fore Hamlet, Handford Road, Norwich Road and Princes Street.

You can view live car parking spaces for a number of town centre car parks on the Council’s website here: