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Real-time road-user information

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Innovative transport telematics systems for traffic management and traveller support can make urban passenger transport faster, more reliable and more efficient and as such more passenger friendly.

In the field of transport telematics CIVITAS cities have worked on ITS for traffic monitoring, management and enforcement; ITS-based enhancement of public transport; and real time road-user information. This highlight focuses on the last of these.

Real-time road-user information encompasses the use of road-based variable message signs (VMS) displaying information on traffic and car park or park and ride capacities. It also includes traffic reports to drivers’ mobile phones and other technology–based travel information services covering multiple modes of transport.

The implementation of these traffic information and management systems assists users in their choice of transport mode and facilitates a more efficient use of resources and existing road infrastructure. Road safety and congestion can be addressed as well because hazardous locations or situations are identified and mitigated on a real-time basis.

For this reason, the CIVITAS Initiative has realised 10 innovative measures in 10 cities on real-time road-user information from 2002 to 2012. Read the CIVITAS highlight to learn about some of the most successful and eye-catching among these to inspire other European cities.

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