We want to contribute to modern and sustainable urban development by developing innovative traffic systems for a human centred society. We make this a reality by developing new technology with robust, effective, efficient and flexible solutions. We aim to favour public transport and emergency vehicles with a focus on people and their life in the city. We are convinced that a safe, secure and liveable city is created by innovative, long-term and sustainable technical solutions.
We recently initiated a collaboration with Hordaland fylkeskommune (Hordaland county) and Statens Vegvesen, The Norwegian Public Roads Administration, in Norway. They are now prepped to install two Actibumps on a major road called Nattlandsveien in the city of Bergen.
The installation site is by a zebra crossing located near housing for people with vision impairments. There are shops on both sides of the road and it is heavily used by motor vehicles, including buses and trolley buses. It is one of the major roads leading into the city centre in Bergen, a city with over 250 000 inhabitants.
Hordaland county and The Norwegian Public Roads Administration have also chosen to use out newly developed traffic counting and vehicle classification system. An easy and cheap way to get high quality data all year round where you have an Actibump installed.
If you happen to read Norwegian, or enjoy slightly off Google translate texts, here are some links to what Norwegian media has been writing about this:
Hordaland fylkeskommune's own press release
Larger cities, like Linköping, Malmö, Uppsala and Helsingborg in Sweden, have already embraced the active speed bump that is Actibump. However, it is not just suitable for larger cities.
Actibump is also beneficial for smaller cities, like Mjölby with about 13 500 inhabitants. They are currently installing two Actibumps on a road with heavy traffic and a larger traffic flow, at a pedestrian and cyclist crossing.
Their initial plan was to build a grade separation with a pedestrian tunnel. Since they never got enough funds to build it, they have now decided to use the funds they do have to install Actibumps instead. Thus creating a safe crossing point for vulnerable road users and beating both Stockholm and Gothenburg to implement this innovative technology.
If you understand Swedish (or the Google translated version) you can read more in Vimmerby tidning.
Image: Sune Johansson
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.
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