A healthy economy causes mayhem on the roads
Bas van de Beek, an analyst at Dutch traffic information service (VID), saw the traffic congestion on the roads increasing over the last three years. Van de Beek: “The traffic starts earlier and the tail becomes longer. The peaks are also becoming more extreme. The economy in the Netherlands is going well, and you see this back on the roads.”
Research of the KiM (knowlegde center for mobility in the Netherlands) shows that traffic on the main road network increased by 3% in 2016. This resulted in 10% more travel time loss. The loss of travel time especially increased in the evening rush hour and on the north wing of the Randstad.
According to Cees de Wijs, a specialist in infrastructure and traffic systems and CEO of Dynniq, other solutions should be looked at when reducing traffic congestion. “Improving the connection and traffic flow on the grid of the provincial road network will provide some solace to reduce traffic jams,” says Mr de Wijs. Meanwhile, Dynniq supplies a platform, called IMflow, in 120 municipalities. This platform provides better managed traffic flows on ring highways, access roads and other routes.
Besides an increase of traffic, Mr de Wijs predicts structural problems on the important transport corridors to Germany in the coming years. Mr de Wijs: “There has to be something done [about the transport corridor to Germany], otherwise Rotterdam won’t be accessible anymore.” Smart mobility could be the solution according to Mr de Wijs.
Intertraffic Amsterdam puts the spotlight on Smart Mobility solutions. Dynniq, exhibitor at stand number 08.524, will showcase some of their latest solutions for integrated mobility and parking.
Source: Financieel dagblad
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