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What is this?
THE CONGESTIÓMETRO is a project executed by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, with financial and technical support from the Transportation Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), whose objective was to generate a traffic planning and management tool that uses mass data do Waze application. Open-source technology was used for its development and was designed in such a way that it could be adapted and replicated in other cities of the region without the need for specialized hardware. It allows to complement the traditional ITS systems and to extend to the entire city the information available on traffic.
This tool was developed on RG-T3289.
Why was it developed?
In Buenos Aires, as in many other large cities in Latin America, the congestion of urban roads generates significant increases in the costs and times of transporting people and goods and increases gas and noise emissions that affect the quality of life and contribute to global warming. To meet this challenge, it is necessary to have reliable and updated data to improve the planning and assessment of urban interventions and traffic management in real-time. Unfortunately, the traditional techniques to obtain given data are very expensive and difficult to implement with a large geographical and temporal coverage. For this reason, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, with the support of the IDB, developed the "Congestiômetro" Project, which seeks to use data from a mobile application to prevent the existing cradle from availability of data.
Why are we sharing it?
Given that the problems and challenges of the cities of Latin America are similar, the Congestiometer is intended to be a collaborative development tool that allows for generating synergies between the different mobility teams and government data, in order to join efforts and experience.
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