Nice is one of the most tourist areas of the Côte d'Azur and a claim for holiday visitors. Traffic was critical. The situation was causing serious mobility management problems and pollution being detrimental for citizens’ well-being and quality of life. In the Smart City project developed in Nice, the proposal is based on mobility solutions that meet both the needs of administrations and citizens.
The solution informs citizens of parking availability and rates in real time as well as alternative transport options (public transport, bicycles, shared cars, etc.). This system enables the administration and city managers to apply dynamic prices to parking based on availability, traffic and even current pollution levels. Adapting prices allows them to influence traffic density, preventing saturation and greatly reducing pollution in the city.
Users check all the information on the Internet, smartphones and panels installed in the street, making it much easier to decide where to park and the best way to get around the city.
The project improves the user’s experience and boosts local trade through practical information on the local area and entertainment activities or sales promotions (hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, weather, etc.). The Nice administration recognizes the improvement in the quality of life of its citizens.
Urbiotica’s on-street parking management solution
The company’s on-street management solution provides Public Administrations and Urban Service Managers with the tools they need to optimize the management of this service through more productivity, vehicle occupancy and rotation increase, payment control, business revenue improvement, new value-added services, mobility improvement and the reallocation of resources to additional value-added services.
Urbiotica is a Barcelona-based company specialised in the design and development of latest generation sensing systems which provide real-time information on what is happening in areas of mobility, waste management and environmental monitoring. It currently has projects installed in more than 30 cities.