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Mobility Measure

Smart systems for urban planners to support decision making, monitor, assess and improve the SUMP action plan and analyse numerous data sets
Smart systems for urban planners, PT operators and users

Rethymno is collecting and analysing numerous data sets to continuously support decision making, assessment and the improvement of its SUMP action plan. Rethymno will operate a new SMART Car Parking Management System, an IT platform and smart applications, as well as monitoring and mobility management tools.

Implementing sustainable mobility

To support decision making and to monitor the SUMP action plan, it is necessary to collect, monitor and analyse numerous data sets. This measure involves the adoption of smart systems in the Municipality of Rethymno. The monitoring of real-time data, as well as the assessment of the PT services and users’ satisfaction, will help to tackle the heavy traffic issues affecting residents and tourists, and support the regular assessment and improvement of the SUMP.

The main objectives of this measure are:

  • obtaining reliable information to monitor SUMP and deliver more efficient PT services.
  • promoting PT and increasing the use of sustainable mobility modes.
  • a reduction in congestion.
  • increase user comfort and satisfaction through an improved transport system and more varied options
  • development of a central monitoring system for efficient mobility management.

The measure’s objectives will be achieved through the following actions:

  • An online platform development for real-time data collection and analysis of PT use/traffic loads, transport planning.
  • Installation of sensors and thermal cameras for mobility and environmental data collection at critical sites in the city.
  • Monitoring equipment and smart signage to enhance road safety at three accident hotspots in the city.
  • A study on a new ticketing system for combined mobility to offer an attractive package to tourists to use PT and bikes. There will also be activities to promote the new ticketing system.


How did the measure progress?

The main activities performed so far are:

  • Definition of indicators appropriate to monitor the SUMP actions and mobility trends.
  • Market research for appropriate equipment and IT platform.  
  • Development of the specifications for the traffic monitoring equipment
  • Assessment of the existing environmental monitoring system, procurement and installation of new equipment for measuring environmental data and noise.
  • Research and analysis of requirements for the combined services ticketing.

What were the outcomes of the measure?

The expected outcomes are:

  • A central monitoring system to manage and monitor traffic – a real time data IT platform.
  • Smart sensors and monitoring equipment purchased and installed.
  • Study for a new ticketing system for combined mobility.
  • SMART Car Parking Management System study.

Basic Information

March 2017

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