In early December a new parking guidance system was put in operation in the town of Zug in Central Switzerland.
16 multi-storey car parks with a total of 2,500 parking spaces are connected to the parking guidance system. 29 dynamic signs inform drivers in the vicinity of the parking facilities and at the city entries about the currently available spaces. In addition 18 static direction signs were installed. As general contractor SWARCO Traffic Switzerland GmbH was responsible for the execution of the project. The technical realization was carried out with the long-standing know-how of the Business Unit Parking/E-mobility of SWARCO Traffic Systems Gaggenau.
Regierungsrat Heinz Tännler, Head of the Construction Department, is pleased about "the elegant solution, which has already proven successful in other cities and which will minimize the search traffic in Zug." "Not only the drivers will benefit from faster travel times and reduced search traffic, but all citizens," adds Councillor Andreas Bossard.
The parking guidance system was financed by the operators – municipality, Canton and three private operators – with support from the federal government.
On www.pls-zug.ch the occupancy of the car parks can be viewed online.
SWARCO – the Austrian-based traffic technology corporation of Tyrolean entrepreneur Manfred Swarovski – is an international group providing the complete range of products, systems, services and solutions for road safety and intelligent traffic management. With almost five decades of experience in the industry, SWARCO supports the growing mobility needs of society with turnkey systems and solutions in road marking, urban and interurban traffic control, parking, public transport, detection, infomobility and energy-efficient, LED-based signaling and lighting technology. The Group consists of roughly 70 companies in 24 countries with a total staff of nearly 2500 employees and annual revenues of almost half a billion Euro.