|GP/OP: Intelligent traffic management and control in the city centre - Macedonia|
Skopje, capital of Macedonia, is an ideal place to start discovering Macedonia. The city is home to over 600,000 inhabitants and a history of more than 2,000 years. It is a place where many roads and cultures have met. Skopje is a modern city combining contemporary architecture with a well preserved and restored old city.
Objectives / Innovative Aspects
The main objective of this measure is to help alleviate the heavy traffic congestion and pollution in the city centre of Skopje by establishing a traffic management and control centre.
The Control Centre will use new technologies and telematics systems for traffic management and traveller services through the GALILEO applications, already under implementation in all RENAISSANCE cities..
Skopje city centre has been particularly burdened with traffic problems, such as traffic congestion and pollution. Several intersections operate near or over capacity, which results in traffic congestion and considerable travel time losses. At the same time, the public transport vehicles are jammed on overloaded traffic lanes, thus operating at considerably lower commercial speed and giving lower level of quality service.
This measure should animate traffic experts and domestic companies to manufacture traffic control equipment based on modern technologies that support ITS. It will control traffic through vehicle -actuated traffic signals, variable message signs, thus creating a system of automatic traffic management. The ultimate goal is to enable better and efficient integration between the Traffic centre and the management of all transport modes.
This measure is in compliance with other measures taken by the city of Skopje aimed at alleviating traffic problems, such as the city centre parking action programme as well as the undertaken measures for increasing capacity on several key city transport corridors.
This measure will be implemented through: