Traffic data collection

The aim of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in traffic. This goal can be achieved through smart technologies that coordinate transport and increase its efficiency.

The existing data infrastructure of regional transport is fed with data from OPUSCARD contactless chip cards and GPS data monitoring the movement of buses and trains. The infrastructure is managed by the central dispatching centre of the regional transport coordinator, Korid LK. The obtained data is currently used mainly for transfer links between individual modes of transport and for fare modelling.

Transport information is available to passengers on the IDOL website.

The system currently lacks accurate data on the number of passengers transported by all forms of transport in the region (for previous periods and in real time). Only public transport data is available. There is no online data from intersections, check-in facilities, car parks, etc. There is no system for collecting and evaluating such data and for sharing it with the public (either in the form of a website or a mobile application). The current situation makes it impossible to measure the effectiveness of the implemented measures. It is not possible to respond adequately as needed.

The action plan proposes specific steps to be taken by the local-government represented by the Regional Authority of the Liberec Region and its contributory organizations and by partner organizations, municipalities, public transport operators, traffic lights, car parks, etc.

Steps to be taken by Liberec Region

  • Coordination of the whole process and involvement of partners (searching for synergies)

  • Development of a data interface for the collection of data and traffic information, from the central control room, from intersections, check-in facilities, car parks, etc. (so-called middleware)

  • Development of a data interface for providing online information on public transport, connection to an existing or developed mobile application

  • Publication of traffic information through regional communication channels (web, social networks, media relations etc.)

Steps to be taken by partners

  • Installation of monitoring systems (sensors, smart traffic lights, check-in systems, mobile driver navigation, traffic cameras)

  • Collection of data on the movement of passenger cars, pedestrians and passengers, on the occupancy of public transport vehicles, on passenger preferences

  • Provision of the data to middleware

Our goals

  • To reduce the time needed to commute to work or school

  • To increase the number of users of real-time traffic information services

  • To increase the amount of real-time traffic information available via the Internet or mobile phone

  • To optimize the costs of providing transport services in less busy times by involving a shared economy

  • To reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to fuel savings

  • To increase the share of sustainable forms of transport (pedestrians and cyclists) in the total volume of transport in the region

  • To increase the number of public transport trips per person per year

  • To increase the number of measures to divert preferences from individual transport to public transport

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