Traffic Management Services
Traffic managers will be able to analyse the traffic situation in real-time on the basis of a comprehensive database. In addition, they will have available simulation techniques for the evaluation of different management strategies. Appropriate measures that will be taken as result of these analyses will improve the actual traffic control.
City administrations will also benefit from the STREETLIFE solutions, which can support their planning processes, e.g. by improving their urban mobility plans and by predicting the impact of their mobility strategies. For instance, assessments of the bike sharing or car pooling service will allow the mobility managers to react on the real demand and needs by e.g. changing the fleet size or arranging incentives to promote the service.
The Mobility Management Emission Control Panel (MMECP) is the key result of STREETLIFE in the context of traffic management services. Its main functionality is described in the following.
The MMECP web portal can help mobility managers to analyse a number of crucial mobility metrics, depending on the selected scenario. For instance, it can show routes selected by users of the Berlin STREETLIFE App and actual paths taken, if tracking has been activated by a user. In addition, crowd-sourced dangerous points are shown, helping to identify potential hotspots of dangerous areas for bike riders.
Big-Scale Bike Simulation
The STREETLIFE simulator routes expected bike traffic movements from and to a large event. The routing takes dangerous points into account and avoids these in bike trips. Traffic managers can see where bike trips become most crowded – and therefore dangerous – in case of such large events and react accordingly.
Modal Split Forecast
Also interesting for the scenario of large – public or commercial – events is the overall mobility situation and the modal split among the event attendees. This modal split can be predicted, based on historical, statistical data in the context of the specific event. Size and location play a role as well as the current weather and the expected composition of customers for the event.