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Parking guidance to manage the traffic in the paid parking zones in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Country: Spain
Project of: Parking guidance
Main products: U-Spot, dynamic message signs
The challenge

To lower urban traffic caused by the search for parking in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to a minimum

The City Hall of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria wanted to combat traffic in the city to lower pollution and improve citizens’ quality of life. The island witnessed the influx of people, and therefore increased traffic, especially in the summer months. The goal of this project was to guide drivers directly to the free parking spots to prevent them from having to drive around unnecessarily to find parking.

The solution

The project in Las Palmas entailed installing 3,000 U-Spot sensors to combat traffic.

Thanks to the installation of the 3,000 U-Spot sensors, users’ accessibility was improved by informing them about available parking spots in real time. Drivers head directly to the areas where parking is available, guided by the installation of a total of 21 dynamic message signs.
Furthermore, the system was integrated with the LPA Park app, so citizens can also check parking availability on their mobile phones.
Thanks to this deployment, citizens now have real-time information on the availability of parking 24 hours a day, which drastically lowers the amount of time drivers need to park.

Benefits of implementing this solution
  • Prevents the unnecessary circulation of vehicles looking for parking spots
  • Optimizes the use of parking spots
  • Lowers city traffic by up to 30%
  • Prevents unnecessary traffic jams
  • Improves citizens’ quality of life
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