"Smart Cities" also in tourist areas


Prevent retention tourists from access to Palamós, remember how many parking spaces are available in different areas of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, avoid excessive noise in the leisure areas in Platja d'Aro or regulate the frequency needed of cleaning and emptying of containers in the streets, urbanizations or beaches of these and other municipalities of the Costa Brava Center. These are some of the tools that technology allows to apply to smart cities, smart populations, already applied in some large cities, and now the chambers of Palamós and Sant Feliu, through the Infrastructure Circle, begin to weigh as an incentive to attract tourists and benefit, on the whole, residents all year round.

To analyze the possibilities they held a debate yesterday morning in the castle of Calonge, a town where Mayor, Jordi Soler, remembered the commitment to start introducing tools such as pedestrian crossings that signify the presence of people passing by , more efficient lighting driven with sensors or smart parking. He stressed that "despite being a small municipality, it is necessary to adapt to be more efficient and facilitate the visit of tourists." Three experts rang out the new range of possibilities. Toni Sánchez Rifà, from the consultant Barkeno, emphasized that "technology helps mitigate peaks and adapt services to the required size according to the time of year." And Víctor Martínez del Rey, from the Sant Cugat Town Hall, mentioned some examples that allowed to reduce the cleaning and waste bill by one third and raise recycling to 45%, as well as launching noise sensors that They make flashes on the lanterns if the clientele of a terrace is too tight at night. On the third notice, once the people in charge of the business are alerted, the local police raises an act.