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Safer traffic environment for pedestrians and cyclists with active speedbumps
- That’s the headline of the recent press release from Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration.
Their press release continues to say that In the future you can avoid uncomfortable speedbumps just by staying within the speed limit. Speeders, however, will not get away from it. The Swedish Transport Administration are now testing a new technology – Active speedbumps.
In other words, the Swedish Transport Administration has installed two Actibumps on an E-road, E65, in the city of Ystad in Sweden.
The installation is the first installation site of three intended to be installed as a test in the road network of the Swedish Transport Administration.
The test is, according to Trafikverket, a traffic safety test in the spirit of Vision Zero. Vision Zero is the vision that nobody should be killed or seriously injured on Swedish roads. Read the full press release and see their animation, in Swedish, here.
Information regarding the system is also available, in Swedish, on the homepage of the Swedish Transport Administration, which we have translated into English here.
At 11 o’clock April 24th the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) will activate their very first Actibump installation on the E65 road, Dragongatan, in the city of Ystad.
Their press invite says there is a lot of traffic on E65 road, Dragongatan, in the city of Ystad and they have made many improvements to improve the traffic situation and the accessibility, primarily to and from the harbour in Ystad. On this road they are choosing to use what they call an active speedbump, what we call the Actibump.
Trafikverket say in their press invite that it’s a good test site since the street Dragongatan is part of the European road network with international transit traffic towards Ystad harbour, where there are issues concerning traffic safety, accessibility and noise.
In the press invite Emilia Löfgren, technical manager at the office of planning and community development at Ystad municipality says that Dragongatan is an important link through Ystad where a smooth traffic flow is important as well as the possibility to cross the road. She says a reconstruction including traffic islands has been made and that makes it possible to cross one lane at a time. With that change and the active speedbump the passages become simpler and safer compared to the previous road layout.
Read the press invite in Swedish here. More media will surely follow!
Curtin University in Perth, Australia, has now activated their two Actibump systems, as their students are returning from summer break.
- We’re looking forward to the results, says Graham Arndt, Director of Operations and Maintenance at Curtin University.
- Curtin University will be performing research on the system. We will be looking at the behavioural change it causes, says Mr. Arndt.
Two Actibump systems have been installed on a road traversing the Curtin University campus in Perth.
- About 70 % of the vehicles on this street are speeding. There are around 2000 vehicles per day and the speed limit is 40 kph. We needed to do something about it, says Mr. Arndt.
- We chose the Actibump because it only affects drivers that are speeding and because the system is so flexible. We can set speed limit and other variables via software, which increases flexibility and the system is also programmable for other applications.
Read the full press release here.
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