Kent County Council and Canterbury City Council
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During peak shopping periods traffic queues to City Centre car parks often lead to congestion issues with some car parks at gridlock whilst others just a short distance away are left with many available parking spaces. This leads to driver frustration, queuing and congestion within the City. Congestion also has a negative environmental impact, increasing emissions from idling cars whilst waiting to find an available parking space.
Clearview Intelligence designed a solution for real-time data to interface with the Kent County Council Urban Traffic Management Control (UTMC) system to calculate the car parking space occupancy of their car parks. Data is collected at entrances and exits of the car parks by the M680 Vehicle Count and Classification system. The M680 accurately and reliably detects vehicles as they pass over inductive loops embedded in the road surface. Data is transmitted automatically every 5 minutes via GPRS and Virtual Private Network (VPN) to the Clearview Intelligence instation located in the Traffic Data Centre in the Kent County Council office where the occupancy of the car parks is calculated. This information is then sent via GPRS to Variable Message Signs (VMS) signs to direct drivers to car parks where spaces are available.
Designed to meet the demands of traffic data collection projects in various locations, the M680 detects vehicles as they pass over inductive loops embedded in the road surface. With unsurpassed accuracy, reliability and versatility the M680 can be used in both slow and fast moving traffic environments, making it perfect for both parking and general traffic applications.
The National Grid operational headquarters is based in Warwick. A key location to the business, this office is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week and caters for 2,800 employees and numerous visitors on a daily basis. Parking at the site has become increasingly challenging in recent years as the business has expanded.
Canterbury City Council had been investigating ways to increase the effective use of their car parks and to help reduce congestion within the City. Clearview Intelligence developed a solution to this issue by encouraging optimum use of car parks.
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