Data from vehicles is more widely available than ever before, but so far it has not been used to control traffic signals. In an attempt to improve the performance of junctions in York, the traffic signals at 8 junctions and 2 pedestrian crossings along the A59 corridor are being updated, following local policy objectives, to make use of vehicle data instead of fixed roadside technology.
Junctions and crossings affected by the A59 corridor works
The junctions and crossings affected are:
- Poppleton Road / Acomb Road junction
- Windmill Rise bus gate (Controlled bus priority) junction
- Holgate Park junction
- Seldon Road pedestrian crossing
- Boroughbridge Road / Water End junction
- Boroughbridge Road / Carr Lane junction
- Sovereign Park junction
- Ouseburn Avenue pedestrian crossing
- Boroughbridge Road / Beckfield Lane junction
- Poppleton Park & Ride junction
The 'Eboracum' Project will use commercial floating vehicle data to improve junction performance and give a wider understanding of the practicalities involved in migrating from fixed infrastructure, such as road signs, to connected vehicle data. We will explore various means to achieve this, including wi-fi, 5G and G5 radio performance.
This data collection will provide fresh insights into York’s transport and enable us to identify the performance of key junctions and routes.
The Eboracum bid
In February 2017, the Transport Systems Team were awarded £285k from the Department for Transport to roll out Eboracum. Additionally, in October 2017, a further £165,000 was allocated to supplement the original works.
- bid documents for the Eboracum Project
- letter awarding funding in February 2017
- letter awarding further funding in October 2017