Nottingham City Council partners with VivaCity to reduce congestion and emissions and inform future infrastructure

  • VivaCity’s AI-powered sensors will help the city to monitor and take measures to improve air quality as Nottingham strives for carbon neutrality by 2028

London, UK; 18th January: VivaCity, the transport technology scaleup transforming cities into smarter and more efficient places to live and work, has today announced its partnership with Nottingham City Council to transform decision making on transport infrastructure in the local area.

Across Nottingham, VivaCity is installing 219 sensors with a mix of both ANPR traffic monitoring and Smart Signal Control systems. Alongside monitoring, the systems will ensure a range of datasets are achieved to improve Nottingham’s urban infrastructure.

Alongside transport initiatives, the city is also striving for Carbon Neutral Nottingham 2028 (CN28), a strategy aiming to see extensive changes over the next 5 years including Carbon reduction measures for  transport, carbon removal and resilience and adaptation. VivaCity will support carbon removal by using data from traffic monitoring solutions to analyse how traffic behaviours correlate with air quality.

The rollout of traffic monitoring and junction optimisation across Nottingham will provide countlines, speed, classified counts and measurement of journey times between nodes, with data for key junctions in the city. The technology will enable accurate differentiation between transport modes and understand how different mode volumes affect pollution levels. The systems will be delivered in 4 tranches with tranche 1 to be installed in February and the final tranche in November 2023.

Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Highways, Transport and Parks, Councillor Audra Wynter, said: “Our city needs the best, latest technology to help us in our fight to become carbon neutral by 2028. To help us to monitor traffic flow and analyse the behaviours of road users in the area, we’re looking forward to working with VivaCity to help make accurate decisions on future schemes and to reduce pollution in the heart of our city.”

Mark Nicholson, CEO and Co-Founder at VivaCity added: “We’re proud to be working with Nottingham City Council to help achieve its ambitious carbon neutrality goals. Moving forward, we’re looking forward to seeing the positive benefits that our AI-powered data insights will bring to the area, by helping to better inform decision making on the future of Nottingham’s streets. By harnessing data through our traffic monitors and our Smart Junctions with real-time insights and intelligent transportation systems, our technology is going a long way when it comes to solving urban mobility problems.”