New parking guidance system for city of Beringen

Beringen PR foto

23 January 2023

Recently, the city of Beringen began using its brand-new parking guidance system. The system ensures less search traffic in the city and smoother communication to travelers. For this, Beringen collaborated with Ghent smart mobility service provider Be-Mobile, which developed the software, and Equans, multi-technology expert specializing in mobility solutions, which took care of the installation of the entire system. The dynamic LED signs displaying the parking information were supplied by Q-lite.

It is important for the city to inform its visitors efficiently and correctly about the available parking spaces in the parking garage and direct them to the various parking options in the downtown area. This results in less search traffic and an optimal distribution of visitors among the available parking lots. By directing traffic faster to its destination, the city becomes greener and safer.

Beringen has one relatively new underground parking garage under the city hall. There, directing visitors is done using real-time data on current parking occupancy. This data is measured by the parking company Indigo after which Be-Mobile converts it into relevant information and visualizes it on the digital signs along the road. There are a total of five digital signs in Beringen. One in the Graaf van Loonstraat, at the entrance to the underground Parking Stadhuis, and four along the main approach roads Paalsesteenweg, Hasseltsesteenweg, Koerselsesteenweg and the Koolmijnlaan.

Alderman for Mobility and Traffic Jean Vanhees sees great added value in the parking guidance system: "We want visitors and residents to be able to reach our city easily, but also to limit the number of parked vehicles in the center by allowing visitors to park in the peripheral and underground parking lots. A good parking system is an important part of this. This emphasizes more the residential function of the center and makes it more pleasant to be in the center. Thanks to the info signs, we can communicate quickly, efficiently, and clearly about the parking possibilities in our city. This is a great added value within our mobility plan."

"We want visitors and residents to be able to reach our city easily, but also to limit the number of parked vehicles in the center by allowing visitors to park in the peripheral and underground parking lots. A good parking system is an important part of this. This emphasizes more the residential function of the center and makes it more pleasant to be in the center. Thanks to the info signs, we can communicate quickly, efficiently, and clearly about the parking possibilities in our city. This is a great added value within our mobility plan."

- Jean Vanhees, Alderman for Mobility and Traffic of the City of Beringen

About Equans

EQUANS Belux is the reference in multi-technical installations and maintenance services and has been active for more than 70 years through its historical local brands. EQUANS thus ensures a single point of contact and a combination of personalized solutions and services that optimize the operational and energy performance of industries, buildings, transport infrastructures and distribution networks.

We design and deliver customized solutions to improve our customers' technical installations and processes and optimize their use. Thanks to the expertise and knowledge of our customers' activities, EQUANS can support them in their energy, industrial and digital transitions.
EQUANS' expertise focuses on 6 areas: electricity, HVAC, refrigeration, mechanics & robotics, Digital & IT, facility management.

EQUANS Belux is part of the EQUANS Group, world leader in multi-technical services, with more than 60 branches in Belgium and Luxembourg and an annual turnover of € 1.9 billion.

About Be-Mobile

Be-Mobile is a smart mobility service provider, headquartered in Ghent, Belgium. Leveraging its expertise, Be-Mobile develops high-tech solutions in the areas of smart mobility, traffic monitoring and management, connected vehicle technologies, traffic information, mobile payment, and toll collection to pave the way to smoother daily mobility.

Be-Mobile, with Belgian telecom company Proximus as a majority shareholder, helps traffic managers in their task of making traffic safer and smoother by harnessing the power of connected vehicles and travelers. The Be-Mobile Connected Vehicle Platform combines data from smartphones or moving vehicles with data from roadside sensors, multimodal information, parking data and more.

It is our mission to evolve towards a world with a minimum of traffic jams, accidents, and emissions. A world where total impact-driven traffic management unites every stakeholder in the mobility chain and matches the demand for mobility with the available capacity.

About Q-lite

Q-lite is the largest full-service organization specializing in digital information systems and associated software. With Q-lite as a partner you create the right attention at the right time for the right target group. With over 30 years of experience in the business, 4 strategically located offices and factories in Western Europe and 40,000 operational digital LED and LCD solutions, we have become the market leader in the Benelux.

Q-lite is part of investment company VP Capital nv, which invests in companies that make a positive contribution to society in an innovative, technological way.

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