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Technical workshops and visit to Calle 30 Control Center from 8 to 10 May 2013 in Madrid

31/05/2013 – A 3-day technical meeting was held in Madrid from 8 to 10 May 2013, including a visit to Calle 30 Control Center handling traffic on Madrid’s M-30 inner ring road which has the longest urban motorway tunnels in Europe.

On day 1 and 3  meetings were hosted by Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos Canales y Puertos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), partnering in the project. These internal meetings looked at project related matters and definition of next steps. Experts in the consortium tabled a discussion on the actual campaign measurements in the three cities: Madrid, Turin, and Rome.

On day 2 a stakeholders workshop was hosted by Ayuntamiento de Madrid. The first part of the workshop looked at the importance of traffic control measures to reduce emissions, including an overview of the ICT-Emissions project and presentations of the different case studies that have been conducted during the past months in Turin, Rome and Madrid. The event was opened by Mr. Francisco Javier Rubio de Urquía, Director General of Susteinability and Mobility, on Madrid’s measures to improve mobility and air quality through its sustainability and efficient use of energy plans. The workshop was attended by over 50 registered participants, including Madrid local authorities, researchers, and industry.

The workshop ended with a technical visit to the Calle30 Control Center from where the ICT systems are managed. Calle30, Madrid’s inner ring road, is again fully operative since 2007 after a deep renovation of its layout. This is a 3+3 lanes urban motorway 38 km long, including 12 km of tunnels. The road is equipped with the most advanced ICT-based solutions such as variable message signs, traffic sensors or vision cameras which allow stakeholders to collect real time information. All these equipments are managed from a Control Center operating 24 hours a day with highly specialized staff.

The workshop agenda can be found here. Presentations from the stakeholders workshop can be downloaded below:


Some impressions from the workshop:


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ICT-Emissions “Development of a methodology and tool to evaluate the impact of ICT measures on road transport emissions” is a project funded by the European Commission, 7th Framework Programme-ICT under Grant Agreement No. 288568.

The project started on 1st October 2011 and ended on 31 March 2015.






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