(photo: )
02.12.2019, 15:23

Protecting Cyclists in Bedfordshire

Company News, Transport & Logistics, EMEA, Supplier News
A tailor-made traffic solution from SWARCO is helping to keep cyclists protected on busy country lanes with limited visibility in Bedfordshire.



The fully solar powered solution enables realtime information updates and status reports to be accessed - including information on power, communication and fault detection to ensure safety critical signs remain at optimum capacity.


It utilises bespoke Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) at each end of a defined detection zone, with each zone being around 750 metres in length. When a cyclist passes into the zone, a signal is sent from an AGD 318 traffic control radar to the VAS at either end of the zone from either direction. The signs illuminate to warn approaching drivers travelling above a pre-set speed threshold that a cyclist is in the area, as well as displaying a warning message advising drivers to reduce their speed.


Paul Wright, a Technical Estimator at SWARCO responsible for designing the solution, says:

"This project involved creating a bespoke solution tailored to the needs of Central Bedfordshire Council.


"Jacobs asked us to design a scheme that would detect a cyclist in the lanes and alert motorists to their presence. The lanes leave both cyclists and motorists blind to one another, with high hedges that make it difficult to see the road ahead.


"We have created a reliable solution that will help improve driver awareness of vulnerable road users and increase safety for cyclists."











Article rating:

vote data

Leave a reply

Rushmore Primary School. (photo: )
Delta Security  - 12.02.2019, 08:07

Delta Secures a Local Primary School

UK high-security specialist Delta Security has installed a sophisticated 1080p HD CCTV system at the Rushmore Primary School in Hackney.

The Bridges Shopping Centre in Sunderland. (photo: Bowman Riley Architects)
FM Editor  - 15.04.2019, 10:47

OCS Achieves Success at Revo ACE Awards

OCS UK has been named "Top Scoring Service Supplier 2019" at this year's Revo ACE Awards which celebrate retail destinations and people that deliver a consistently positive experience for customers.

 (photo: )
FM Editor  - 01.05.2019, 09:05

Future-Orienting Building Systems

A new BACnet/IP automation station from Sauter interfaces with common field bus protocols, the IoT and Cloud storage solutions to facilitate the control of critical building systems.

 (photo: )
FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 08:10

International Property Award for APAC House

Sodexo's APAC House regional headquarters building in Singapore has won an award in the Office Category of the 2019 International Property Awards.

 (photo: )
FM Editor  - 12.12.2019, 10:53

Making a Smart Workplace Reality

LeasePlan Hellas, the Greek subsidiary of automotive business and Cars-as-a-Service (CaaS) provider, LeasePlan, is using Sony TEOS workplace tools to streamline room and AV management, and support...

 (photo: )
FM Editor  - 11.12.2019, 17:24

Mantle to Operate The Bradfield Centre in Cambridge

Regional commercial property investor and developer Mantle has assumed responsibility for operation of Cambridge's flagship deep tech collaborative workspace, The Bradfield Centre, on behalf of...

 (photo: )
FM Editor  - 11.12.2019, 16:44

ISIA Awards 2019

Abloy UK has presented D15 Locksmiths with the "Locksmith Of The Year Award" at this year's Irish Security Institute Association (ISIA) Awards ceremony.