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A Starship Robot driving down a street
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School students having a discussion with their teacher
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Northampton Waterside Campus
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People talking in a building under construction
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East Northamptonshire Enterprise Centre
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Northampton College Advanced Engineering Centre

Smart Commuting

7th February 2018

This scheme sees improvements to junctions along key corridors in Northampton town centre, resulting in improved journey times and reliability.

Funding Stream: Local Growth Fund (LGF)
LGF Awarded:
Total Project Cost: £3.5m
Delivery Partner: West Northamptonshire Council 
Project Status: Completed March 2020
Projected Outputs: This project will benefit 2700 new homes by 2022, with 5 new digital totems, 120 journey time sensors, 15 variable message signs, 10 smart junctions with bus priority, 30 bus stops with real time passenger information, 6 LEV charging points and an electric bike hire network

January 2020

October 2019

  • Work finalised to enable the installation of five SMILER totems during Q3.  A sixth totem has been discussed and agreed in principle, with installation possible during this same timescale.
  • Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle Strategy and Electric Bike feasibility studies presented to Boroughs and Districts within the County.  Working group to be established to co-ordinate approach to charging infrastructure and bidding opportunities.
  • Connected Bus Stop technology and app included as part of University of Northampton Freshers Week event.  The event was a success with 300 students signing up to test the app.  Plan to roll-out more widely and to new developments in Q4.
  • Planning underway for latter stages of project including additional technology and legacy arrangements.

February 2018

Smart Move



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