Advanced traffic management system in Szczecin (Poland)

By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
The authorities of Szczecin have invested the equivalent of €1.75 million in the most advanced traffic management system in Poland. With the help of large information boards car drivers are able to choose the most convenient route.
The system consists of 5 large information boards and 10 smaller tables in the main thoroughfares of the city, which display Szczecin’s road network and information about traffic restrictions, the recommended speed of travel, weather and road conditions, and, if required, alternative routes.

The system works automatically. Six cameras (and 30 police camera units) located at critical knots throughout the city read the registration plates of the oncoming vehicles and calculate the estimated journey time. The driver can choose the best route displayed.

The road network shown on the tables is simplified to consist of the most important places. All information is intended to serve primarily local users, as those from outside Szczecin usually choose the routes given by their own GPS devices anyway.

Source and more information: http://www.portalsamorzadowy.pl (in Polish)
Country: 
Poland
Topic: 
Traffic and demand management