Cardiff New Vehicle Monitoring System
Cardiff council launches traffic monitoring scheme ahead of public consultation on plans to deliver an 'intelligent transport network'.
11:56 14 March 2022
Cardiff council has confirmed a scheme for traffic monitoring as it prepares for public consultation on plans to deliver an 'intelligent transport network'.
The local authority will be asking members of the public for ideas on how can the city's transport network be improved using data and technology. Local officials say that through the use of an 'intelligent transport system', certain measures can be used to help people make decisions about the best way to move around the city.
Cllr Caro Wild, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transport said: “We want to ask the public their views on our draft strategy to build an Intelligent Transport System in Cardiff. We do have systems in place already, but they are not integrated, and many are coming to the end of their life, as they have been superseded by newer technology.
“We want to reduce harmful emissions, improve air quality and make Cardiff a healthier city to live and work in. One of the best ways to do that is to change the way we move around the city encouraging public transport, cycling and walking as preferred ways of getting around.
“By 2030, we would like to see 76% of all journeys made by sustainable forms of transport. To do that we will need to double the number of people travelling by bike or by bus. To achieve this, we need better infrastructure which is managed by an integrated, intelligent transport system. It would act as the nerve centre ensuring bus corridors, cycleways and improved pedestrian crossings and pavements are recognised as a key part of the network, and helping to make travel on Cardiff’s roads as efficient as possible.
“Through the development of the transport user app, integrated ticketing and SMART technology, residents and commuters will be better informed, so they themselves can make informed decisions on the best way to travel on any given day at any given time.