The idea and purpose of the local visit:
The local visit organized in the Traffic Management Center is to demonstrate how the joint challenge big metropolises face as far as the sustainable and efficient smart transport is concerned can be solved by introducing ITS. As in other metropolis transport is closely linked with environment and particularly in Krakow and Krakow Metropolitan Area (KMA = Krakow + 13 nearby municipalities) it has the double impact. In the Strategy for Krakow and KMA, project led by Krakow Technology Park, it was stated that carrying out integrated transport policy in the KMA , constant increase of the share of collective transport by introducing ITS will significantly improve the quality of life of its inhabitants.
During the visit to the Traffic Management Center the participants will be able to see how the center is organized, what challenges the center faces every day, how was the process organized during the World Youth Days in Krakow in 2016 when it was coordinating over 2 million pilgrims in a few time peaks of the day and night and what solutions and tools where used to monitor and manage all transportation network with close cooperation with inhabitants to deliver tailored solutions to end users requirements and expectations as far as transport is concerned.
Hosting entity: Krakow Road and Transport Authority – the entity is responsible for traffic, public transport, cycling and walking management, as well as for street infrastructure maintenance and investments
Host leader: Lukasz Franek – Deputy Director for Transport; Lukasz Gryga – Chief Specialist in ITS; Michal Pyclik – Chief Specialist in PR
Lukasz Franek is a deputy director at The Board of Municipal Infrastructure and Transport in Cracow (ZIKiT) responsible for public transport, traffic engineering, cycling and walking. He previously worked at Krakow University of Technology where research fields cover traffic engineering and road safety, with a focus on vulnerable road users and walkability. He has 10 years of experience in sustainable mobility management and urban transport systems development, also within EU projects.
Michal Pyclik – since 2006 he is working in The Board of Municipal Infrastructure and Transport in Cracow (ZIKiT). Since 2008 he works in the Public Relations there and currently directs it. He has extensive experience with media in the area of urban and transport infrastructure.
Lukasz Gryga is a traffic engineer and IT specialist working in The Board of Municipal Infrastructure and Transport in Cracow (ZIKiT) as a chief specialist in Traffic Management Department. Since 2008 has worked on implementation and management of Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) in Krakow which are concentrated on traffic lights, variable messages signs and passenger information. He also helps with current operation and development of Traffic Control Center.
Means of transport: Organized
Time of visit: Approximately 1,5 h – 2 h
Workshop: This local challenge is connected to a workshop: Smarting up your city in smart mobility
Address: Centralna 53 Street, Krakow
Written by KTP