T4.13 IT Digitalization and management of arterial road network of Autonomous Province Bolzano

Overview/ summary

The objective of the project is the digitalization of the arterial roads in the Bolzano Province that are strategically connected to the Brenner corridor. The road network has an interregional cross-border relevance because it feeds and receives the mobility fluxes to and from the corridor. Monitoring traffic flows through digital systems, in particular cameras, allows the generation of information about traffic around the corridor, information of all involved actors, and prediction of flows. Through a centralized mobility software, the cross-referenced information will allow accurate monitoring of traffic flows to formulate common strategies particularly to avoid heavy duty traffic and the consequent emissions on the arterial road network. The investment will allow the centralization of all road traffic data along the corridor in the provincial territory and cross-referencing them with data generated by the other road operators in a joint data-based management system that enables a coordinated, coherent management of the corridor, considering not only the needs of the TEN-T core network, but also the local road networks across the corridor.

Basing on the generated information, it will be possible to plan traffic restrictions or regulation according to the code; the system can be interfaced with the national SCNTT system of the forces of order.


Based on the information collected, roadworks can be organized even better in the future and targeted mobility concepts can be developed. The data show where traffic on the road is particularly dense, where information points or interventions are still needed to better guide the flow of traffic and, above all, where there is potential for shifting traffic to public transport. In this way, traffic flow, air pollution and noise emissions can be reduced and our sensitive landscape can be protected.

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Contacts for information: Alberto Lenisa (alberto.lenisa@provincia.bz.it, 0471 412630) Fabian Telch (fabian.telch@provinz.bz.it, 0471 412665) Palazzo 2 – Piazza Silvius Magnago 10, 39100 Bolzano

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The core message

The project will enable the exchange of information in a sensitive cross-border area. The main objective is to create a more efficient, interconnected, and multimodal network and infrastructure.

Based on the data, strategic interventions will be decided in order to encourage the world population to use public transport more, by adapting the offer as well. The traffic flow must be reduced so that there are fewer vehicles on our roads. The safety of our own population must be increased and the use of fossil fuel, air pollution and noise levels reduced.

The municipalities and the law enforcement agencies use the same technology to facilitate their work in terms of security. On the basis of an agreement, our cameras are also used by them, and the data will be interrogated in unencrypted form, within the limits of the law and the data protection authority. In return, the data from their systems, which are positioned on municipal roads, will be transmitted to our statistical software in encrypted form. Thanks to this agreement, the institutions don’t have to buy and install their own additional traffic reading cameras, where another institution has already installed or will install one, with the result that public monies are not spent twice. The number of cameras is reduced, since in the same location one camera is sufficient for all, with the consequence that resources are also used efficiently.

By the end of 2025, about 500 such cameras will be installed, which will send data to our statistical software. This will make it possible to analyze and understand the traffic flow in ever greater detail.