Digital parking signs rolled out in parts of Sydney for simpler driving

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Digital parking signs have been rolled out in parts of Sydney in a trial designed to make parking simpler.

The signs have been installed around Chalmers St, Surry Hills between Cleveland St and Devonshire St for an 18-month trial.

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More are expected to be installed around Elizabeth St, between Park St and Liverpool St.

The digital screens, powered by solar, show the different clearways, restricted parking zones and bus zones according to the time of day.

Previous signs were often labelled because of an overload of information on single sign, with various rules for different times of the day and week plus special events or road work.

Parking signs have been often been criticised as being confusing because of the amount of information displayed. Credit: Paul Miller/AAP

The new digital signs were announced in October as part of a $695 million Smart Technology Corridors program that aims to improve NSW roads with better signs, traffic lights and motorways.

Security camera will monitor the signs for any damage and authorities will be alerted if the screens need replacing.

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