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South Yorkshire Intelligent Transport System


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Outline of the South Yorkshire Intelligent Transport Systems project detailing what is being delivered and system architecture.

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South Yorkshire Intelligent Transport System

  1. 1. syITS Creating an Intelligent Transport System for South Yorkshire
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ So my advice to traffic-plagued commuters is: relax and get used it. Get a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with a stereo system, ... a hands-free telephone, perhaps even a microwave oven, and commute daily with someone you really like. Learn to make congestion part of your everyday leisure time, because it is going to be your commuting companion for the foreseeable future.” </li></ul><ul><li>Anthony Downs – The Brookings Institution </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ Gridlock City - 8.30 am ... and the roads are jammed again” “ Hell on Wheels – Is the long crawl to work the biggest challenge facing Sheffield today?” The Star, Sheffield, Nov 25 2004 “ Grinding to a Halt – 7-page special on our snarled-up streets” The Star, Sheffield, Dec 2 2004 “ As traffic jams keep growing, we ask: Where do we go from here?” “ Gridlock City - One Year On - Special report: See pages 2, 3, 4 and 5” The Star, Sheffield, Dec 8 2005 ... and more on 9, 10, 12 ,13, 14 and 24 December
  4. 4. <ul><li>The 2004 Traffic Management Act (TMA) requires local authorities to manage their networks to: </li></ul><ul><li> &quot; secure the expeditious movement of traffic “ </li></ul><ul><li>which means: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>working efficiently without unnecessary delay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dealing efficiently with the traffic presented on the network ... and the various activities that cause congestion </li></ul></ul>Legislative expectations - TMA
  5. 5. <ul><li>The guidance for the 2006-2011 Local Transport Plans (LTP2) requires us to predict and monitor congestion and to implement measures to control it. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Government is committed to ... managing or mitigating the impacts of congestion at local level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We expect all authorities to consider how best to manage their road networks to make the most efficient use of existing resources ... through ... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>effective and active management of transport networks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems </li></ul></ul></ul>Legislative expectations - LTP2
  6. 6. Conditions in South Yorkshire <ul><li>Higher than average growth in car ownership and traffic over the past decade (1991 – 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Household car ownership projected to reach over 70% by 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Local traffic growth 22% compared with the national increase of 19% </li></ul><ul><li>In Doncaster and Barnsley traffic grew by 27% and 24% respectively </li></ul><ul><li>1997 – 2007 growth at 16% (national average 12%) </li></ul><ul><li>Objective 1 regeneration will increase trip making further </li></ul><ul><li>Congestion is already a significant problem on South Yorkshire’s motorways and key routes </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>make best use of existing infrastructure and lock in the benefits of investment </li></ul><ul><li>robust delivery of the Traffic Management Act network management duty </li></ul><ul><li>actively manage the network, monitoring operation from 7am to 7pm throughout the week and intervening when conditions warrant variations from pre-planned automatic responses </li></ul><ul><li>inform travellers about normal network operation and any deviation from it </li></ul>Tackling congestion in South Yorkshire – LTP2
  8. 8. <ul><li>use modelling techniques to test: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the effectiveness of infrastructure improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the impact of developments on congestion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the effects of other policies that could affect the network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>use of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to implement strategies to combat congestion </li></ul><ul><li>manage demand through parking control and gating of flows at selected junctions </li></ul><ul><li>build on our existing UTC and CCTV systems using ERDF Objective 1 funding to create the South Yorkshire Intelligent Transport System syITS </li></ul>Tackling congestion in South Yorkshire – LTP2
  9. 9. <ul><li>Recognise that congestion cannot be eliminated </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the key network </li></ul><ul><li>Control accesses and intersections </li></ul><ul><li>Model the effects of development and incidents </li></ul><ul><li>Plan responses – automatic and manual </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of modern technology - UTMC </li></ul>syITS Strategy (1)
  10. 10. <ul><li>Monitor flows, queues, journey times, parking spaces and emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Identify incidents </li></ul><ul><li>Control network operation </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordinate with adjacent authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information to travellers </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information to decision makers </li></ul>syITS Strategy (2)
  11. 13. South Yorkshire ITS - Vision <ul><li>Night before a journey you receive an email alerting you to new road works on your normal route. </li></ul><ul><li>Just before you leave your house in the morning you receive a text reminding you about the road works and that the alternative you registered for last night has congestion on it. </li></ul>
  12. 14. Vision <ul><li>Your driving along and your phone / Sat Nav etc </li></ul><ul><li>Warns you that your journey is going to take 15 minutes longer than usual and your normal car park is full. </li></ul><ul><li>It suggests that you pull over in 150 mtrs in to the Park & Ride site and the next bus is in 3 minutes time and will take 10 minutes to get to the city centre. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Why TravelSouthYorkshire? <ul><li>New (July 2006) Network Brand for South Yorkshire </li></ul><ul><li>Initially only been public transport Information. </li></ul><ul><li>Little awareness by non-public transport users </li></ul><ul><li>syITS provides opportunity to provide information to car user </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to ‘cross-sell’ public transport information </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a consistent ‘travel information’ brand in South Yorkshire </li></ul>
  14. 16. Outputs Contract <ul><li>Outputs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMS / Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sat Nav traffic updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DiTV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shopping centre displays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Dynamic’ Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Back office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alerts Engine </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Input Requirements to Outputs <ul><li>Link to Tenet CDB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Car Park, ANPR, VMS, CCTV, Air Quality, Journey times </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Transport Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RTIG S2S </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Road works & Incidents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Symology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Road speed / journey times from Public Transport vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>TIH for trunk data </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul>
  16. 19. Future <ul><li>Journey times prediction engine </li></ul><ul><li>Journey planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Transport </li></ul></ul>
  17. 20. Questions