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Bruges launches smart parking solution to increase rotation in city centre

Bruges launches smart parking solution to increase rotation in city centre

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Based on IoT sensor technology, Orange Belgium and CommuniThings smart parking solution allow visitors to park for up to 30 minutes, free-of-charge, at selected locations throughout Greater Bruges. Local authorities will leverage sensor alerts on parking over the time allocated to monitor the mobility in their city and act swiftly against parking violation, thereby enforcing their parking policy in real-time.

A comprehensive and effective parking policy is key for Belgian municipalities. It greatly impacts the inhabitants’ quality of life but also a city’s attractiveness for tourists and shoppers, as it can help reduce congestion and the overall CO2 emissions. It can also be instrumental to help revive small businesses and shops which are currently impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to its selection of Orange Belgium and CommuniThings smart parking solution, the city of Bruges now has the tools to plan parking policies and enforce citizens’ adherence. This roll-out follows other successful smart parking deployments by Orange and CommuniThings in cities such as Liège, Aarschot, Wavre, Mechelen Mons and many others.

Aimed at promoting economic development in the city centre, particularly during the COVID-19 deconfinement, the service promotes increased parking rotation at nearby retail areas. As a result, more customers visit the shops, spend and then leave promptly – making room for others to follow the same path. Experience in other cities shows total rotation was multiplied by three, thanks to Orange Belgium’s smart parking solution.

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