Municipality of Kavala Intelligent Transportation System
In the context of interventions for the improvement of commuting and living standards of citizens, the Municipality of Kavala is implementing the project «Intelligent traffic monitoring system for the information of drivers and citizens via multiple informational channels regarding the traffic conditions and available parking spaces in the Municipality of Kavala», with the following main objectives:
- Improving the level of awareness, but also the quality of information to citizens on prevailing traffic conditions and the availability of parking spaces in real time.
- Reducing the congestion through the provision of timely information to drivers about alternative routes.
- Improving the level of information provided to the drivers regarding also the availability of parking spaces in the municipal parking lots.
- The acquisition and processing of updated data on traffic issues (travel time, parking spaces, etc.), for the continuous study and submission of proposals, with the creation of a database by the relevant department of the municipality.
INTEGRATED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PLATFORM
The objectives are achieved through an integrated platform of telematics information management systems for the provision of information to citizens regarding their transportation, which makes use of data from urban buses, traffic conditions and free parking spaces. The platform provides:
- Dynamic and real-time information to drivers about available parking spaces in six (6) municipal parking places (with the possibility to expand in the future to even more) via the two (2) informational signs.
- Dynamic information of drivers regarding the current traffic conditions on the streets of Kavala via four (4) VMS and six (6) traffic counting stations.
- Information to the citizens and tourists via a web/mobile portal and an SMS application regarding the current traffic conditions on the streets of Kavala, the available spaces on the monitored parking lots, the provided public bus services and a multimodal routing application.
The Municipality of Kavala, by completing the project «Intelligent traffic monitoring system for the information of drivers and citizens via multiple informational channels regarding the traffic conditions and available parking spaces in the Municipality of Kavala» demonstrates that the deployment of modern technologies can have a positive impact towards citizens and overall improve their everyday life.