zoetermeer - Who in Zoetermeer just want to enjoy on a stool in the sun or want to rest, there is now equal charge the smartphone. To our knowledge, the city's rural scoop with benches on the street with USB connection.
The idea comes from Sweeter Inc Rick van Dijk. He competed last year in a competition to think about innovations in public spaces in his city. 'Cell phones gobble energy. Regularly happens to me that my smartphone is empty. What's better than to have somewhere to sit down and to charge your phone. '
Van Dijk trying to connect innovative media in daily life with traditional peers react surprised that innovation is taken over by the municipality. 'The alderman was enthusiastic when I started on my idea. He then played with the idea to put the benches with usb at the Town Hall that is going to be changed. '
The first bench last week put down at stop-West Center, a charging station for mobile phones and tablets can be found in the North Aa. The power is generated by solar panels that sit on the benches and poles.
'The benches are a wonderful example of visible change in the city,' said VVD alderman Marc Rosier of Urban Development. 'Convenience and innovation go together. And thanks to a clever tip from a resident.'
Zoetermeer wants the charging points out how and in what way they are dealt with on the street. After a trial period to assess whether there are more charging stations in Zoetermeer. These are, moreover, can only be used during the day.