Real time tracking of vehicles and people across Oxford to help promote cycling

Real-time tracking of cars, bikes and people is being done across Oxford as part of a experiment to show how easy it is to travel around the city by cycling.

Oxfordshire County Council has launched an experimental website to support the project- The data is being collected by Vivacity Labs via sensors installed at 60 locations. Artificial intelligence logs and classifies passing transport throughout the day.

The website itself features a map highlighting transport hotspots; a chart indicating estimated travel times for various modes of travel; a current breakdown of transport types; and historical patterns. Oxfordshire County Council says the new project will be very important in helping make decisions on future city infrastructure.

Councillor Yvonne Constance, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Oxbike is a welcome contribution to our travel and transport work as a county and will enable the council and partners to understand the journey data much better.

“This will play a particularly important role as the council looks to expand and develop an upgraded cycling infrastructure amid the recovery from the pandemic and as we look to implement ways to cut emissions and wider transport plans including bus gates for Oxford.”


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