Variable message signs supplied by Mobile Visual Information Systems (MVIS) helped to keep London’s traffic network flowing during the UK’s largest cycling festival.
The leading temporary intelligent transport system (ITS) solutions provider supplied and installed 20 VMS-A mobile, solar powered variable message signs (VMS). The signs provided advanced information to members of the public about the route of the festival’s London-Surrey 100 event, a 100 mile race on closed roads.
With more than 70,000 participants, Prudential RideLondon took place in early August, celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
MVIS was selected to undertake the project following its successful Olympic Route Network (ORN) contract in 2012, when almost 200 VMS were deployed in what was believed to be the largest single instalment of solar powered VMS in the world.
The company’s London-Surrey 100 contract saw its VMS signs performing a similar function to those deployed on the ORN, providing clear travel advice about potentially busy areas to non-race road users.
MVIS’ managing director, Tony Price, said: “We were delighted to have once again worked in partnership with Transport for London to develop a solution to help the capital’s road network operate efficiently throughout a major sporting event.”