Hasselt must stay accessible … also by car. Therefore, the city of Hasselt implements a dynamic traffic management system. That system will inform visitors in real time about the travel times, nearest parking spaces as well as the occupancy rate of those car parks.
Drivers will be accompanied by LED-signs, as they enter the city, indicating in real-time how many places are available and provide information about travel times. It is possible thanks to real-time traffic information based on Floating Car Data next to underground parking, on-street parking sensors information and De Lijn busses arrival times.
This is all necessary, says the city council, because parking in Hasselt is a source of annoyance to many. “At the end of June, the contract begins to run for the supplier,” said El Ouakili – city mobility councilor. “Be-Mobile then has 175 calendar days to order and install the necessary equipment. After that, they are also responsible for the maintenance of all software and hardware for the next 10 years. ”