Quito, Ecuador. february 2021. This speed control pilot test is part of the project "Technology assessment for data management & Road Safety enhancement in Quito", financed by the World Bank and Korean KWPF funds.
As part of the "Technology assessment for data management & Road Safety enhancement in Quito" project financed by the World Bank and the Korean fund KWPF, the speed control pilot test has been launched through the installation of a state-of-the-art radar that It will be located alternately on Avenida Simón Bolívar and Avenida Mariscal Sucre.
The pilot test will last approximately three months and will be located on those avenues that the Municipality has registered as having the highest accident rate and traffic density. During the first month, the test will be carried out on Simón Bolívar and Mariscal Sucre avenues, two of the avenues in Quito that register the highest accident rate and traffic density in the City and will have the direct supervision of TEKIA Ingenieros.
Quito, and in general in Ecuador, have a challenge to address urgently in improving road safety, being speeding the first accidental factor, present in 30% of urban and regional accidents. The incidents recorded in recent years show that the surroundings of the Quito Metro stations, on many occasions close to important road networks, are areas of special concentration of risk, both due to the excessive speed of the surrounding vehicles and the recklessness of pedestrians.
In this context, the World Bank, with the technical support of the TEKIA-BRAXTON Consortium, has launched this project to support local authorities, whose objectives include the analysis and improvement of the national platform for the collection of accident data SINET and support the Ministry of Mobility and the Metropolitan Traffic Agency (AMT) with its study of technological alternatives for electronic speed control, specific applications for the improvement of road safety in Quito, and these solutions may be applicable to other cities.
TEKIA adds this Traffic Management and Smart Mobility project to those it has already been carrying out since the beginning of its activity, in its constant search for the evolution of new Smart Mobility platforms that change the concept of traditional mobility for the sake of more mobility. sustainable, safe and efficient through technology.