INTRODUCTION AT PULSAR PARKING GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEM
"TELEJALONNEMENT DES PARKINGS BRUXELLOIS" - PRESENTATION AT ITS CONGRESS - TUDOR IVANOV
"TELEJALONNEMENT DES PARKINGS BRUXELLOIS" - SLIDESHOW
THE PROBLEM : SOME FIGURES/FACTS
of Brussel's congestion is linked with people searching for a parking space.
300.000 to 400.000 vehicles hosted in the Region of Brussels-Capital during a standard working day
DYNAMIC PARKING GUIDANCE SYSTEM OF BRUSSELS-CAPITAL
Bruxelles Mobilité has introduced the “Téléjalonnement de Bruxelles-Capitale” project in order to improve the road traffic fluidity in the capital by redirecting drivers to transit parking lots and by encouraging them to use public transports. This project is called “Téléjalonnement des parkings”. According to the definition elaborated by the region, it turns out to be a “system which gives drivers information in real time regarding the parking offer in infrastructures (indoor or outdoor)”. Indeed some information are given to drivers and displayed on LED displays installed on roads.
Following a call for tender launched by the region of Brussels-Capital, the company SPIE Belgium was chosen to coordinate the project. Considering Pulsar’s expertise in the Intelligent Traffic Management, and the P-PGI tool (Pulsar Parking Guidance and Information system), Pulsar was chosen to ensure the software part of the “Télé-jalonnement de Bruxelles" application (Dynamic Parking Guidance of Brussels-Capital).
With Charvet Industries as supplier of the on-street displays, SPIE coordinates the infrastructure, installation, and deployment of 125 on-street displays in Brussels-Capital's streets and cross-roads.
The displays are 1,85m high and 2,05m wide and come up with 3 parts :
A BACKLIT HEADER with the colours and the logo of Brussels-Capital Region and the sign P for Parking
A VERTICAL STRIP with images (multicolour LED zone) on the left
A MONOCHROME LED ZONE on the right displaying parking lots' names and the number of free spots
A first range of displays has been placed outside the city centre in order to encourage people to use public transport and to decrease the number of cars in the zone.
The other displays have been installed in the city centre to guide drivers to its parking lots.
In the future, 125 displays will be deployed along and near the 5 main roads which access the city.
PHYLOSOPHY OF THE PROJECT AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL
THE PARKING GUIDANCE SYSTEM MUST
start guidance at the outside of the area, towards the centre along the main roads
encourage drivers to initially park in transit parking lots which are near public transport like bus, tram or subway
only guide vehicles using the roads regarded as "penetrating" in the IRIS plan towards the pentagon
A first group to encourage the use of public transport and to reduce the number of vehicles which enter the center of town (position chosen near public transport means)
2. A second group installed in the city itself, sending the cars drivers towards the downtown parking lots
The dynamic parking guidance system allows to gather various information on parking lots (name, location, number of parking spots available, etc.) and to display them on road displays in order to provide guidance to drivers.
The data are collected from the operators, are processed by the region and are displayed to drivers through road displays and through the "Bruxelles Mobilité" portal.
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