An Analysis of the Needs of a Complete Access Control Solution



An Analysis of the Needs of a Complete Access Control Solution

Authors

UMPLEBY G, Siemens Traffic Controls, PRESTON R, Cambridgeshire County Council and BLUNDELL K, ATG Access Ltd., UK

Description

Many traffic authorities in the UK, across Europe and in deed in many parts of the world are looking for ways in which to combat the rapidly growing use of the private car and encourage a modal shift to the use of public transport. Without such moves traf

Abstract

Many traffic authorities in the UK, across Europe and in deed in many parts of the world are looking for ways in which to combat the rapidly growing use of the private car and encourage a modal shift to the use of public transport. Without such moves traffic congestion and its associated environmental impacts will inevitably continue to rise to ever increasing levels of unacceptability.

One method of encouraging the transport modal shift and to control the levels of city centre traffic is to physically restrict access to the private car driver. For a number of years Cambddgeshire County Council, the traffic authority for Cambridge, has led the way in the UK in the use of (in particular) rising bollards to physically restrict access to the city centre as well as "popular" routes into the city.

In conjunction with two industry partners, Siemens Traffic Controls Limited and ATG Access Limited, Cambddgeshire County Council has analysed the needs of a complete Access Control Solution.

Publisher

Association for European Transport