Copenhagen tests 8 new intelligent traffic solutions to increase road safety and improve mobility

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways October 13, 2014 10:20

Copenhagen tests 8 new intelligent traffic solutions to increase road safety and improve mobility


Copenhagen has tested a series of innovative solutions at various locations throughout the city in conjunction with 15 Danish and European companies and two knowledge institutions, setting up teams across a wide range of companies and expertise. From the autumn 2013 to the spring 2014, along roads including Nørrebrogade, H.C. Andersens Boulevard and Østerbrogade, monitoring equipment was installed and tests carried out to find the best possible solution for a smooth and safe flow of traffic.

This resulted in eight very different, surprising, and positive ideas and solutions. By focusing on specific challenges in Copenhagen, they succeeded in developing technical, creative, and intelligent solutions able to meet both existing and future challenges facing road traffic.

Buses will be given priority at traffic lights helping them to run on schedule. Cyclists won’t need to stop for red lights avoiding endless queues of polluting cars, because traffic lights will be able to adapt to the traffic flow and maintain it at optimal levels. Intelligent traffic lights will provide extended slots of green light after a football match or a concert ensuring a quick exodus from the stadium while keeping noise pollution in the local area as brief as possible.

Funds exceeding DKK 100 m have been earmarked for new traffic signals and intelligent traffic management in the city. This money will be used for financing the best of the ideas. In September 2014, the solutions were presented to Copenhagen’s Technical and Environmental Committee and the first projects are expected to be underway in 2015.

To read full details of the solutions that were tested, click on the image below:-

Copenhagen has tested 8 new and intelligent traffic solutions to increase road safety and improve mobility 2 (H & C) 2014-10-13

 

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways October 13, 2014 10:20