Manchester is using TRL Software’s UTC to improve pedestrian priority at traffic signals.
TRL Software is to provide its UTC SCOOT 7 Traffic Management software to the City of Manchester to be delivered as part of a programme of works with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). The aim of the project being to improve the customer experience for pedestrians in Manchester by providing pedestrian priority at traffic signals.
Manchester City Council have been awarded £500,000 by DfT as part of the Traffic Signals Maintenance funding call, this funding will assist the deployment of TRL’s cloud hosted UTC SCOOT. The system will allow enhanced dissemination of traffic data and better provision for pedestrians, whilst at the same time starting to redress the balance between motorised and non-motorised roads use.
“Alongside our active travel component, something that makes our UTC unique is the Open Data Portal we supply as a standard with the product,” says Paul Zanelli, Director for Strategic Ventures at TRL. “This exposes historic and live signal data to our customers in an easy to understand and useful way that helps them quickly visualise where things need to be improved, while supporting development of 3rd party apps like Cycling Apps that are interfaced with our UTC. Transport for Greater Manchester has used our easily operated UTC since 2019, and we are proud that we can play a small part in TfGM realising their industry leading transport strategy,” he continues.