The City of Los Angeles is testing new “easy-to-decipher” parking signs in an effort to decrease citations caused by the multiple, confusing signs posted on some city streets.

The movement to simplify the signs gained traction when an image of a Culver City sign went viral online (shown above). The new “grid-style” layout relies on color coding and graphic representations rather than words to convey its message, and is part of a six-month pilot program at several locations.

The sign is equipped with Bluetooth beacon technology to interact with smartphone apps as well as possibly enable payment via phone in metered zones.