URBAN TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVELOPMENTS IN LEICESTERSHIRE

Leicestershire has operated an Urban Traffic Control system since 1974 when a fixed time system controlling 96 outstations was installed. By the early 80s expansion capacity had been used up and many parts were obsolete. An account is given of the installation of a new SCOOT system in parts of the central area of Leicester and in Loughborough. The specifications allowed for driver communications and a data management system as well as for traffic control. Features of the system are described including car park occupancy signing and the use of radio broadcasting. The arrangement of control computers, outstations and data transmission and their implementation is described. The use of unrestrained SCOOT was not found particularly beneficial and in some cases was the cause of difficulties. Details are given of the subsequent customisation of SCOOT after a detailed study of each area that it was operating. An assessment was then made of the effects of SCOOT using surveys carried out with 'free' SCOOT, 'customised' SCOOT and with data from the previous fixed time plans. The results are tabulated. It is concluded that to be of value SCOOT must be customised and allowances made for the costs involved. (TRRL)

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    INSTITUTION OF HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION

    6 ENDSLEIGH STREET
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  WC1H 0DZ
  • Authors:
    • GILLAM, W J
    • Withill, R A
  • Publication Date: 1990-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 23,25-9
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00612494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM