Keeping up to speed

Newcastle City Council, UK has turned to a geographic information system (GIS) to improve traffic management and speed control. The council launched a speed-management initiative to collect information about traffic flow and speed across the city. Effective enforcement of the Traffic Management Act (TMA) 2004 also required the council to be able to collect and store information about traffic restrictions and traffic orders. A GIS from ESRI (UK) was used to process the data from both initiatives. The speed management GIS provides traffic speed and flow across the city allowing the identification of potential accident black spots. For the TMA initiative, traffic restrictions were surveyed in the real world using hand held computers and compared with the legislation. The survey results are being used to renovate signs and street markings and update some legal documentation where there were discrepancies between orders and signs or markings.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 14-5
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 195
    • Issue Number: 5910
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01089766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2007 12:27PM