05 June 2014
roadworks.org to power Tour de France travel map
The Tour de France (TdF) is the largest free sporting event in the world. This year for the first time in 7 years the initial stages will take place in the UK and it is estimated that more than 2 million people will line the course of the race from Leeds to London in early July.
Organisers face huge challenges with co-ordinating traffic management and spectator movement across the boundaries of local authorities and transport systems. They have to communicate information to the public about route stages, key locations such as spectator viewing points, parking etc. and publish information about the impact of the event on national and local transport systems.
To accomplish all of this the organising body TdFHUB2014 Ltd has commissioned an interactive map based on Elgin's roadworks.org. As the UK's unique single source of local trafffic disruption information, roadworks.org provides an integrated platform that has enabled the event organisers to locate, plot and publish road, travel and event information on a single free to view public website.
The interactive map provides information for drivers, public transport users and spectators in a single integrated view combining simple, attractive design, high quality mapping and easy to use journey planning tools. The Google maps based application is compatible with all modern browsers on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.
David Pearson, the Highways and Transport Director for TdFHUB2014 Ltd commented:
"Providing information to help people travel to enjoy the Tour de France presented a unique challenge. We wanted to give spectators a tool to enable them to plan their own trip. Working with Elgin we have been able to present complex information in an interactive format that most people will be familiar with."
TdFHUB2014 Ltd Chief Executive Nicky Roche said:
"The new interactive map looks good and offers everything spectators need to be able to plan their journey to watch the Tour de France."
Elgin Chairman Shane O'Neill commented:
"One of the great benefits of using the Elgin platform is that traffic management professionals and the organisers can combine planning communication needs in one cost effective platform. Local Authorities and TdFHUB2014 Ltd can use Elgin's Traffic Management App to create and edit traffic management interventions in minutes rather than hours, and publish them live to the public on the interactive map live on race day."
For further information on Elgin contact us on 020 7127 6955 or firstname.lastname@example.org and for the Tour de France Grand Depart 2014 visit their website at letour.yorkshire.com