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Turning traffic management and ITS KPIs into a policy impacts prediction tool

18 October 2011

ITS and traffic management KPIs developed in CONDUITS project to be developed further to make them a tool to predict the impacts of measures on policy objectives.

The key performance indicators (KPIs) developed within the CONDUITS project are intended to support local authorities in understanding the impact of implemented measures in relation to policy objectives (see diagram). The KPIs were tested at several sites, including in Paris on two bus priority lines and a new tramway lines to understand the impact on traffic efficiency for the bus and other road vehicles and on safety for all modes.

Tool to understand policy impacts

The KPIs are perceived as an excellent tool to explain the impact of traffic management measures and ITS technologies to decision-makers who tend to have little knowledge (and interest) in such measures. The possibility of introducing modal weightings in the calculations is considered to be useful to understand policy impacts.

Project continuation through sponsorship

CONDUITS finished in June and thanks to sponsorship from the company Kapsch, the KPIs will be developed further to make them a policy impacts prediction tool. In essence, a module will be developed which uses the outputs of a traffic model to calculate the likely impact of the modeled measure on the key policy areas. In the first instance, the KPI module will focus on one policy area only: pollution reduction. The Brussels region will be the main case study of this exercise, possibly with support and input from Rotterdam and Zürich. Polis is coordinating this process and the technical team is led by Polis associate member, Technion, in cooperation with Imperial College London and Technical University of Münich.

 

For further information, contact: Suzanne Hoadley at Polis

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