New DUM area on the Reial Sq.
Since June 1, Reial Sq. Is part of the DUM area, the system that regulates the Urban Distribution of Goods in Barcelona and allows managing the loading and unloading time through a mobile app.
The DUM area system, in operating since March 2015 in Barcelona, consists of using the mobile phone to use the loading and unloading areas. The free areaDUM app, available for Android and iOS, provides information about the time remaining to complete the parking, locates the vehicle on a map, lets know the availability of parking spaces, offers a detailed record of all operations carried out and maintains a direct communication channel between user and customer service.
To use the app, first is necessary download it, register and, once the confirmation email has been received, validate it. There are two types of account: unipersonal account for private users and fleet account, which allows managing and parking of a fleet of vehicles by a work team.
Timetable and regulation of DUM circulation
The DUM area schedule on the Reial Sq. is from Monday to Friday from 8 to 11 am and from 3 to 5 pm and Saturday from 8 to 11 am.
The new distribution system is accompanied by a new regulation of the circulation of vehicles that carry out distribution tasks on the Reial Sq. So, for loading and unloading tasks to affect as little as possible pedestrians and the trade activity, two different spaces have been enabled. On the one hand, a perimeter space of the square has been arranged as a roundabout for circulation of goods distribution vehicles and, on the other hand, a space intended for loading and unloading, between the circulation lane and the central space and delimited by spherical pylons and palm trees. In the central space of the square it is forbidden to drive, stop or park.
In addition, transporters also have two very close areas of support for the distribution of goods: Ferran St., from Monday to Friday from 8 to 11 am and from 3 to 5 pm, and Sant Miquel Sq., from Monday to Friday from 8 to 11 am.