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Technology could help end abuse of disabled parking

Nicosia municipality on Tuesday announced that as part of its efforts to develop an integrated programme to provide quality parking services to people with disabilities, it will be offering 30 free user permits with BLEtag.

The initiative is part of the municipality’s smart city pilot programme.

An announcement explained that the BLEtag incorporates Bluetooth technology, allowing the connection and recognition of a vehicle used by a person with disabilities by parking sensors.

The electronic identification allows traffic wardens to accurately check whether disabled parking spaces are being used correctly, preventing the possibility of illegal activity by other members of the public.

By extension, this ensures optimal control in relation to the correct use of parking spaces, preventing criminal behaviour, it added.

The condition for taking part in the pilot programme is that participants frequently drive their cars in the city centre, specifically in areas within the walls, the commercial triangle (Makarios Avenue – Stasikratous street – Evagorou street), Kyriacou Matsi and Kallipoleos avenues.

Those interested can fill out a form by following this link:

The Smart Nicosia project is implemented within the framework of the Thalia 2021-2027 cohesion policy programme, with the co-financing of the EU.

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