Sustainable Transport Project For Egypt

Sustainable Transport Project

Introducing variable message parking signs

English

Introducing new traffic demand management measures, with an objective to effectively discourage the use of private cars

A Transport Demand Management (TDM) pilot project for introducing variable message parking signs (VMS) to guide cars to the appropriate parking facilities around the city centre has been executed. A consortium of Italian / Egyptian companies was contracted to design, supply, install, and maintain the VMS system. The pilot has been implemented in full coordination with Cairo Governorate.

The Governor  gave the project his full support and commitment especially that the Governor lately prohibited parking in main streets in Cairo City Center thus directing the cars to the parking areas covered by the VMS system.  The Governor has further  requested the STP to provide a feasibility study for introducing electric buses to transport car users from the parking areas to Cairo City Center as a complementary measure that was originally planned in the project document.

Prime Minister Ebrahim Mahlab, Cairo Governor Dr. Galal Saeed, along with a number of ministers and senior officials from UNDP and Ministry of Environment inaugurated (soft opening / commissioning) the pilot in May 2015 with the framework of inaugurating an integrated traffic control and monitoring system for Cairo City Center that costs LE 50 million. Fine tuning and testing of the system is going on.

The VMS system includes 14 signs connected with 10 parking areas and garages around the city centre.

Code

Parking facility

Type

No. of floors

No. of spaces

P1

Omar Makram

     underground garage

4

600

P2

El Ataba

multi story garage

5

650

P3

El Opera

multi story garage

6 (2 levels)

1130

P4

El Bostan

multi story garage

9

900

P5

El Falaki

Parking lot

-

135

P6

Hilton Ramsis

multi story garage

7

210

P7

Abdel Monaim Riad Sq.

Parking lot

-

500

P8

Torgoman

multi story garage

9

604

P9

El Tahrir  Square

multi story garage

4

1700

P10

Ramsis Square

multi story garage

3

300

 

Code

Location

VMS8

El Galaa Street (at the intersection with Abd Amonem Riad Square) 

VMS9

Ramsis Street (at the intersection with Orabi  Street)

VMS10

Orabi Street (before the intersection with Ramsis Street)

VMS11

intersection of Al Azhar Street  with El Geish Street – at El Ataba Square

VMS12

At Adly Street (after the End of El Azhar Bridge/El Azhar Tunnel)

VMS13

Lotfy Al Sayed Street before Ghamra Bridge

VMS14

October Bridge, before  Shanan junction

Code

Location

VMS1

Mohamed Fareed Street (after intersection with El Tahrir Street)

VMS2

Intersection of Hassan Al Akbar with Al Gomhouryia Street

VMS3

Intersection of  El Kasr El Ainy  and Hussein Hegazy Street

VMS4

El Tahrir Street after the end of Kasr El Nile Bridge

VMS5

October Bridge (before its ramps to Kornish Street and El Tahrir Square)

VMS6

El Kornish Street (in front of Maspiro Building))

VMS7

El Galaa Street (before intersection with Al Zahhar Street)