New Greater Manchester Sensors for Walking and Cycling Development
Greater Manchester to use video analytics sensors for its future walking and cycling schemes.
08:34 25 August 2021
Greater Manchester has confirmed plans to deploy new video analytics sensors as it finalises development plans for its walking and cycling schemes.
The city-region has once again teamed up with Vivacity Labs in building its active travel infrastructure using the firm's innovative technology. The initial stages of the scheme will see the deployment of around 100 new sensors across the region, with further installations expected as the programme continues to be rolled out in other areas.
TfGM Programme Director for Cycling and Walking, Richard Nickson, said: “Giving as many people as possible access to convenient, safe and enjoyable forms of active travel will help us to build on the increases in walking and cycling we have seen during the pandemic.
“We’ve already made great progress this year in delivering the UK’s largest cycling and walking network and have many more schemes in the pipeline as we look to give people a genuine alternative to the car, reduce congestion and help improve air quality.
“By enhancing our monitoring capabilities, we can more effectively measure the success of this substantial investment and better understand the use of active travel modes across the region to inform our long-term strategy and delivery.”