Southwark is a borough in the Greater London area with a population of 318,000 and is connected by bridges across the River Thames to the City of London. It is governed by Southwark London Borough Council. It is a complex area that suffers from heavy traffic, but in spite of this no centre exists monitoring the traffic in real time. The needs of the London Borough of Southwark are similar to those of Ghent, both are in need of a general overview based on all available mobility data. In the replication process, the emphasis is on traffic management with a dashboard that is primarily intended for traffic managers and to a lesser extent for citizens. Read the article with Pip Howson, Southwark Transportation Policy Team Leader.
TMaaS Solutions for Southwark
Southwark provided TMaaS with a wide range of connected data (using a data inventory spreadsheet) which was then integrated by TMaaS into their own real-time mobility dashboard. In the Southwark dashboard, the evolution of traffic counts (pedestrians, bicycles, cars, buses..) are visualised in a graph, map layers show dynamic information including the availability of share bicycles, traffic information, accidents, road works as well as static information including the bicycle network.
Real-time traffic monitoring
TMaaS focuses in Southwark on a small area of major arterial roads where additional real-time monitoring is required. In order to be able to make a correct estimate of the traffic situations, the aim is to map out all the different modes of transport.
How do the different modes behave when a traffic jam occurs?