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Building a sustainable urban transport network: Harnessing the power of data

Transport accounts for over 20% of the world’s total carbon emissions, with a staggering 75% of emissions originating from road vehicles. Unchecked transportation growth risks create a grim picture when it comes to environmental impact. But clever use of data can help revolutionise how public transport is planned and operated, paving the way for a substantial reduction in carbon emissions associated with transportation.

Data-driven decision-making

The foundation for any suitable urban transport network lies in making informed choices based on accurate and up-to-date data. By collecting and analyzing various data points, including traffic patterns, commuting habits, and environmental impact, we gain valuable insights needed to optimize our transport systems. From identifying congestion hotspots to determining the most efficient bus routes, data empowers us to make sustainable decisions that drive positive change.

Predictive analysis for efficient operations

The power of data extends beyond just understanding the current state. Through predictive analysis, we can anticipate future trends and adapt our transport network accordingly. By analyzing historical data, weather patterns, and public events, we can optimize resource allocation, schedule maintenance, and plan capacity enhancements. This ensures smooth operations and minimizes unnecessary emissions, resulting in a more efficient and sustainable transport system. 

Real-time information for seamless user experience

Accessibility and convenience are pivotal in promoting sustainable transport choices. Real-time data enables us to provide commuters with accurate information about arrival times, traffic conditions and alternative routes. By empowering individuals to make informed decisions, we encourage the use of public transportation, cycling, and walking. Improved user experiences lead to increased satisfaction, reduced congestion, and a significant reduction in carbon footprints. 

Smart city integration for holistic sustainability

A truly sustainable urban transport network cannot exist in isolation. By integrating data-driven transportation systems with other aspects of a smart city, such as energy management, waste reduction and urban planning, we create a holistic and interconnected ecosystem. This integration fosters synergies between different domains, optimizing resource allocation, improving urban mobility and ultimately creating a healthier environment for everyone. 

Inclusive and equitable transportation solutions

Data driven approaches also play a crucial role in addressing equity and inclusivity challenges. By analyzing data on demographics, accessibility, and public transportation usage, we identify areas with inadequate services and develop targeted solutions. From optimizing routes for underserved communities to implementing flexible pricing structures, data empowers us to build a transport network that promotes social cohesion and equality, ensuring that transportation services are accessible to all. 

Together, Snowflake, Matillion and Synvert TCM have been addressing these issues with customers including one of the UK’s largest transport networks. 

Register for our exclusive event Data-Driven Decarbonisation and Improving Public Transport to learn more. 

About Synvert TCM

As a leading data and analytics consulting company, we aim to help businesses harness the power of their data by providing optimal solutions to complex data-driven challenges. With a focus on cloud-native technology, we are passionate about delivering innovative, bespoke services that empower our clients to unlock the true value of their data. As part of the Synvert group, we have access to a vast network of over 450 skilled consultants who have successfully delivered over 1000 projects to more than 250 satisfied customers in Europe. Our partnership allows us to leverage a broad range of skills and technologies to provide tailored solutions that the unique needs of our customers.