Kortrijk (Belgium)

Pilot Description

The Kortrijk pilot will focus mainly on parking management. In Kortrijk, more than 1000 on-street parking spots are equipped with a sensor, which registers the status of the parking places. Besides the 1000 on-street parking sensors also open and live data is available of all the important public parking garages and terrains.

In the city centre, it is only allowed to park your car for a half hour on around 1000 so called ‘shop & go’ parking spots, this is monitored by parking sensors. Similar sensors can be used to monitor the behaviour on a statistically relevant sample to evaluate the current parking policy and the effect of measures to update the policy.

The Kortrijk case will provide insight how advanced sensors can be used for policy making and policy measuring. By combining the relation between different sensors AI can be used to predict the most efficient parking policy to support a liveable city and the local economy.

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About Kortrijk

It is the capital and largest city of the judicial and administrative arrondissement of Kortrijk. The wider municipality comprises the city of Kortrijk proper and the villages of AalbekeBellegemBissegemHeule

KooigemMarke, and Rollegem. Kortrijk is also part of the cross-border Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai metropolitan area. 

Kortrijk originated from a Gallo-Roman town, 

Cortoriacum, at a crossroads near the Leie river and two Roman roads. In the Middle Ages, Kortrijk grew significantly thanks to the flax and wool industry with France and England and became one of the biggest and richest cities in Flanders. The city is often referred to as City of Groeninge or City of the Golden Spurs, referring to the Battle of Courtrai or the Battle of the Golden Spurs which took place on 11 July 1302 on the Fields of Groeninge in Kortrijk. In 1820, the Treaty of Kortrijk was signed, which laid out the current borders between France and Belgium. Throughout the 19th and 20th century, the flax industry flourished and remains important within the Belgian textile industry today.



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