CIVITAS Policy Note - ITS and traffic management in urban areas

By Simone Bosetti / Updated: 17 Nov 2015

Accelerated by technology and ICT developments, the possibilities of using Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and traffic managementinfo-icon in urban environments have increased substantially in the past decade.

Managing urban traffic requires finding a balance between throughput, livability, safety and sustainabilityinfo-icon. As cities are expected to grow in the coming decades (leading to increased traffic demand), the challenge of managing traffic will increase, as space to develop road networks is often limited or non-existing.

ITS and traffic management are instruments that enable operators of urban transport networks to manage traffic and transport to meet policyinfo-icon goals. Under this context, this CIVITAS Policy Note focuses on the topic 'ITS and traffic management', with the objectiveinfo-icon of providing information about recent developments in ITS and traffic management, and support professionals working in or for European municipalities on the initial selection of ITS and traffic management measures to meet local conditions of mobilityinfo-icon characteristics, challenges and policy goals.

The Policy Note, produced by the CIVITAS Wiki project, is available to download below.

Intelligent Transport Systems and traffic management in urban areas
October 2015