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Monitoring limited-time free parking spots in Castellbisbal to improve the monitoring and availability of parking.

Country: Spain
Project of: Monitoring limited-time free parking spots in Castellbisbal
Main products: U-Spot
The challenge

To improve compliance with the rules and the availability of parking in the city center.

The residents of the small town of Castellbisbal, which measures around 32 km² and has a population of over 12,000 inhabitants, were finding it difficult to park in the city center. The few parking spots that existed were occupied by cars parked for long periods of time.
The goal of the project we implemented in Castellbisbal was to optimize the monitoring costs, increase vehicle rotation in the zone, lower the amount of time needed to find a parking spot and increase citizen satisfaction.

The solution

The Castellbisbal project deployed a total of 67 sensors to monitor the parking spots in the city center.

Sixty-seven U-Spot sensors were installed, which helped optimize monitoring of the parking since they show the status of the spots and the amount of time remaining in real time. Plus, automatic alerts are created when an overtime violation is detected.
The data captured are sent to users in real time, improving accessibility. By knowing the status of the parking spots, citizens are more likely to travel to the center knowing that they’ll find parking there.
Likewise, pollution is lowered and the shopping area is revitalized. Guiding drivers to free spots lowers the pollution generated by 30%. Furthermore, the increase in vehicle rotation means more visitors to the retailers in the center.

Benefits of implementing this solution
  • Better rotation and occupancy of the parking spots.
  • Higher productivity of officers. Thanks to automatic alerts, vehicle-by-vehicle monitoring can be avoided and instead officers can go directly to the vehicles incurring violations.
  • Reduction in the amount of traffic caused by searching for parking spots.
  • Stimulus for local retailers.
  • Improves environmental quality.
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