City planners can perform before and after studies to quantify and communicate the impact of road projects
The Canadian City of Calgary has chosen Inrix to supply its traffic analysis tool, Roadway Analytics to help it better manage its road network.
The transportation analytics and connected car services provider’s solution provides access to on-demand data to analyse, visualise and understand performance via the cloud without the need for additional technology investments.
Inrix said the service helps Calgary reduce the cost of operations, identify areas that benefit most from road improvements, and more accurately measure and report the impact of transportation investments.
The city can also identify and compare locations that are operating sub-optimally to help prioritise road improvement efforts.
In addition, city planners can perform before and after studies to quantify and communicate the impact of road projects; monitor and identify performance trends on roadways; produce and report key performance indicators (KPIs) on travel times and congestion reduction; and monitor, compare and adjust construction zones to minimise the impact on traffic flow.
“Urban population growth, in cities like Calgary, is driving increased traffic congestion in and around city centers around the world,” said Scott Sedlik, vice president and general manager – public sector at Inrix. “By identifying consistent and problematic traffic patterns, city officials can pinpoint the source of congestion and prioritise mobility investments that directly reduce gridlock.”
“As Alberta’s largest city, Calgary has a unique road network that’s affected by a wide range of variables, including population growth, geographic location and extreme climate conditions,” said Sameer Patil, traffic leader at the City of Calgary. “Roadway Analytics is a valuable tool to help maximise transportation efforts, while maintaining a close eye on our investments.”
Launched last year, Roadway Analytics provides technical analyses, charts, tables and other visualisations to convey important information and recommendations to drivers, decision makers and the general public. Covering more than five million miles of road in 45 countries, it uses the world’s largest traffic data network that is trusted by leading automakers and transportation agencies globally.
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