Tower Bridge

 

What is the impact of vehicular idling when Tower Bridge is raised and can we nudge driver behaviour through road side signage?

 

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Partners: Southwark Council, Aecom, Future Cities Catapult

 

What is the impact of vehicular idling when Tower Bridge is raised and can we nudge driver behaviour through road side signage?

Working with Southwark council we are installing sensors on Tower Bridge road to measure the air quality when the bridge is raised and the potential for  behavioural interventions using targeted, real-time public signage.

Six Intel gateway devices have been installed along the southern access road at increasing distance from the Bridge.

 

The data from the sensors plus information from the bridge management system (open / close periods) and traffic data will be used to monitor the impact of vehicles on localised pollution levels. We are currently working with engineers and environment experts on data validation of the baseline readings. Intelligent signage will be deployed in early 2016 to test the behavioural impact of messaging.