Reducing the Queues in Barnsley through UTMC Integration

The development of adaptive traffic control systems and their implementation across the United Kingdom and overseas is well documented. Split Cycle Offset Optimization Technique (SCOOT) is one of the major systems that has been widely deployed and has proven benefits in the reduction of congestion and queuing. Traffic managers and operators today must manage information on the current status of the road network from a variety of disparate sources, analyze the data received and then implement a coordinated strategic response. In Barnsley, traffic grew over 23% in a ten year period from 1993-2003 and in the next 20 years it is predicted to grow by at least 25%. The deployment of and innovative Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) solution combining SCOOT signal control and variable message signs has provided an automatic queue relocation system on strategic routes through the town, along with real time information to drivers without any operator intervention. The solution uses standard components which are readily available to provide a sustainable solution which does not require any additional on-street infrastructure to effectively manage congestion and minimize the impact of increasing traffic levels within the town.

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  • Authors:
    • Bodger, Mark
    • McNaught, Gary
    • Carr, David
  • Publication Date: 2012-9


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01446907
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2012 4:38PM