As a part of the tender for the “Intelligent Transportation Systems in Bydgoszcz” Public Roads and Transport Office commissioned delivery of central traffic and public transport management system. The project was co-financed by the EU’s Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment 2007-2013.
The ITS in Bydgoszcz relies on interoperation of the following subsystems:
1. traffic control,
2. public transport management,
3. video surveillance,
4. alternative route guidance system,
5. parking information.
THE TRAFFIC CONTROL SUBSYSTEM
Subsystem is based on the adaptive, urban SPRINT/ITS/SCATS system. The system controls operation of 52 intersections with traffic lights installed: 45 modernized and seven new ones. On routes traversed by trams solutions granting them priority crossing through intersections were implemented. Additionally, traffic measurement stations, which collect data on traffic flowing into the area, and road meteorology stations were installed.
THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT SUBSYSTEM
Subsystem will enable implementation of tram traffic prioritization and real-time bus stop information. Trams were equipped with priority signal transmitters and passenger information displays were installed in 90 transport hubs. The subsystem is integrated with the passenger information system created during the construction of the tram line leading to the railway station. Also interactive kiosks with integrated ticket machines were installed.
THE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SUBSYSTEM
Subsystem consists of over 90 cameras, incl. CCTV cameras and cameras dedicated to automatic vehicle identification (AVI).
VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS
Alternative route guidance is accomplished by over 30 variable message signs (VMS) located in the area covered by the system. Traffic information is also available via a dedicated Internet portal. It relies on information collected by the AVI cameras operating within the video surveillance subsystem.
THE PARKING INFORMATION SUBSYSTEM
Subsystem consists of over 20 parking information displays. The displays show information about the occupancy of parking places in the sub-zone A of the Metered Parking Zone. In addition, parking meters were installed, and portable verification devices were delivered.
TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTRE
All subsystems are integrated by the Central Application installed at the Traffic Control Centre. The application displays status of system’s components and enables operators to access their functionality.
THE INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN BYDGOSZCZ INCLUDES:
Traffic Management Center
SCATS – traffic control subsystem
Priorities for trams
Variable message signs (VMS)
Information displays for passengers
Displays for car park users
Infokiosks integrated with ticket machines
Traffic measurement stations
Road weather stations
Website for passengers
TRAMS - time of travel shortened by 12.9%
VEHICLES - in tram priority corridors
- time of travel shortened by 23.4%; outside tram corridors
- time of travel shortened by 35.2%
Improving the safety of road users
Reducing the negative impact of traffic on the environment
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