June 01, 2021

“Smart” benches to support the disabled in the Municipality of Piraeus

The Municipality of Piraeus installed the first “smart” energy benches, with multiple functions to support the disabled.

The infokiosk bench of Piraeus is located at the Clock in the area of Pasalimani and the smart bench for the support of the disabled at the Coast  Moutsopoulou and 2nd Merarhias.

The Municipality of Piraeus is the first one in Greece to install a support bench for the disabled , which consists of a special seat with a folding side support and a special metal socket with a key, enabling to charge electric wheelchairs , bicycles, etc. The benches have photovoltaic panels on their ceilings, which make them completely energy autonomous thanks to the collection of solar energy.

Furthermore,the infokiosk provides among others, 4 USB ports for wired charging, Internet connection via 4G wifi,screening – communication via Social WiFi , speakers for updates, a small screen for time, date and temperature, as well as a large screen with useful information, such as weather, updates, announcements, etc. These are anti-vandal antigraffiti constructions.

The “smart” solar benches,designed by a Greek company, are modern, innovative with a beautiful design,offering economic, social and environmental benefits to the city.

“The Municipality of Piraeus is leading the way with another innovative initiative, which is the placement of  two” smart “benches with multiple functions for the citizens, one of them is the first bench installed by a municipality, with a seat for the disabled . We  enter  a new era, we must proceed  towards  modern solutions,we intend to make our city a smart one” stated the mayor of Piraeus Mr Giannis Moralis .

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