Today, over 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this figure is expected to increase to nearly 70%, adding some 2.5 billion more people living in cities. This projection, combined with the growth of private car ownership in emerging markets, means there will be an unprecedented increase in traffic and pollution, heavily impacting the quality of life in cities more than ever.
Citizens in the Americas, Europe, and Australia are not at all satisfied with the traffic flow in their countries. Nearly 70 percent are especially unhappy about congestion in city centers during rush hours. The top three negative effects people complain about: the environment and air quality suffer, travel times rise, and stress levels increase.
The Kapsch TrafficCom index wants to find out what citizens think about traffic today and in the future. The survey asked people about their current traffic situation, road congestion, the negative effects of emissions caused by traffic, and strategies to improve traffic management. What should government/municipalities do to reduce emissions, and what personal strategies exist to deal with mobility? The survey was conducted with the support of a professional market research institute.
A total of 9,000 participants in nine countries were questioned in a ratio reflecting each country’s population: USA, Argentina, Chile, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Australia.
The Covid-19 pandemic has markedly reduced travel. Short-term changes in travel behavior include more people working from home, fewer non-essential trips being made, and a significant decrease in transit ridership. But has this development the potential to substantially change our mobility behavior? As we try to anticipate travel patterns in a post-Covid world, we propose four potential future scenarios.
Improving personal mobility by reducing urban congestion is a primary focus of transport agencies. While congestion is normally a major problem, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to significant short-term reductions in personal travel, resulting in noticeable improvements in network performance and air quality.
As the world recovers from the pandemic, we envision that it is likely over the long-run for personal travel to rebound and approach pre-crisis congestion conditions. In the interim, we have a golden opportunity to experience a world with less congestion and strategize ways to change travel behavior and make our transport systems more efficient and resilient so we can improve mobility for everyone.
Kapsch TrafficCom is proud to be part of the team working on the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems upgrade of Queensland's Bruce Highway.
The city of Sharjah is actively developing the next level of intelligent traffic management capabilities together with Kapsch TrafficCom.
Miraflores is the first city to launch a comprehensive Smart City project in Peru, featuring technology developed by Kapsch TrafficCom and Cibernos.
The Swedish Transport Administration has assigned Kapsch TrafficCom to build a new Multi-Lane Free-Flow system (MLFF) in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Kapsch TrafficCom manufacturing facility in Ontario celebrates its 100th million transponder unit rolling off production lines.
The La Quiebra tunnels are the first in Latin America to be equipped with the software suite DYNAC, developed and implemented by Kapsch TrafficCom.
Kapsch TrafficCom will implement a toll system for heavy vehicles on multiple high-capacity roads in the Basque region of Bizkaia.
One of Melbourne’s busiest roads will host a world-leading traffic management system to reduce traffic jams and improve road safety.
City of Vienna and Kapsch TrafficCom launch climate-friendly mobility of the future with Traffic Management 2.0.
Kapsch TrafficCom Australia build on their existing ‘Mobility Hub’ within the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES).
A cooperative agreement with Kapsch TrafficCom will make Málaga the first city in Europe to test the latest real-time traffic optimizer.
In October 2020, Statens Vegvesen chose Kapsch TrafficCom to deliver a new Multi-Lane Free-Flow (MLFF) tolling system at Ryfast, Norway.
Kapsch TrafficCom was awarded a framework contract by APRR regarding the supply, implementation and technical operations of MLFF toll systems in France.
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