Weedon Road is one of three corridors being developed to align Northampton and the county with the Smart City philosophy by making better use of its existing infrastructure and empowering citizens to make informed travel choices.

With increasing numbers of people having access to smartphones, tablets and the mobile internet, there is a growing expectation amongst travellers that information should be simple to access, live and delivered in a way that it can be accessed whilst travelling.

For further information on the travel tools which will be used, go to the following news item on the Northamptonshire Highways website: Weedon Road Smart Corridor

What will the work include:

  • A Cycle CoNNect Hub for Cycle hire and potential electric cycles
  • Dedicated charging points for electric vehicles
  • Interactive transport information totem with live information that could include local weather, air quality, events and attractions
  • Installation of a new bus shelter with real-time passenger information being displayed
  • Relocated bus stops on Weedon Road to minimise bus journey times. Bus routes have been simplified and improved in the area to reduce journey times
  • Free WIFI access at bus stops
  • Sensor instalment to enable Bluetooth journey time coverage and cycle and pedestrian counters at key entry and exit points
  • Air quality sensors
  • Variable message signs and feeds displaying live journey and destination data
  • Enhanced traffic signals to prioritise buses
  • Pedestrian crossing improvements

Further Information and Events

You are invited to attend one of the information events being held in November to find out more:

Thursday 03 November 09:30 – 18:30 at St James Community Centre, 144 St James Road, Northampton, NN5 5LQ
Saturday 05 November 09:30 – 18:30 at Doddridge Centre, 109 St James Road, Northampton, NN5 5LD

Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:55 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Weedon Road, Smart Corridor, Traffic Management