WIT Press


An Information And Cooperation Portal For Large Public Events In Urban Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT100091

Volume

111

Pages

10

Page Range

93 - 102

Published

2010

Size

526 kb

Author(s)

W. Engelbach & S. Frings

Abstract

In urban areas, large public events are quite common and lead to peak usage of the urban transport systems. Their increasing number and complexity require clear planning and communication processes that involve all relevant parties for traffic and security issues. Besides overall organisational issues, the adequate reaction in case of unexpected incidents has to be prepared for. An information and cooperation portal for these purposes was designed for the region of Cologne; this is being implemented and currently tested against clear user requirements. Keywords: information techniques and communications, transport security and safety, public transport systems, inter-modal transport systems, traffic management, urban transport strategies, urban transport management, mobility behaviour, policy frameworks. 1 Introduction This paper presents the background and elaborates requirements for an information and cooperation portal for large public events, with specific attention to public transport and security concerns. It also outlines a first demonstrator that is currently being evaluated with several partners in Cologne, Germany. 1.1 Background The increased mobility of many people and the cities’ efforts to increase their attractiveness for citizens and visitors have led to a growing number of mass events. In addition to the daily use of public transport for work, leisure, shopping, etc., mass events mean increased demands on public transport.

Keywords

information techniques and communications, transport security and safety, public transport systems, inter-modal transport systems, traffic management, urban transport strategies, urban transport management, mobility behaviour, policy frameworks