Smart Transport, Macquarie Park

WiFi installed in the Elouera Reserve

Funded

Macquarie University

The City of Ryde, New South Wales

Project stage

Completed

Timeframe

Start date: 14 February 2018
End date: 15 May 2019

Project value

Australian Government funding:
$499,000
Total:
$999,000

Partners

  • Council of the City of Ryde

Focus area

  • City and community planning

Project type

  • Smart traffic management (public transport

Technology type

  • Internet of Things
  • Wi-Fi
  • Augmented/Virtual reality
  • Data Management (Data platform, open data, data privacy and security, blockchains, standards)
  • Smartphone applications
  • Environmental sensors

Project link

Project summary

The project aims to establish an open sourced platform integrating historical and real time mobility data from the Macquarie Park District. The project will allow scenarios to be tested before stress occurs, improving the management of pedestrian movements to cope with the anticipated growth of the region.

The challenge

Traffic congestion in Macquarie Park is a major problem and becoming an even greater priority given projected growth of the area.

Solution

This project will create open source data and sustainable smart-technology platform across Macquarie Park District, leveraging Internet of Things technologies. Congestion will be reduced through better planning via integrating historical and real-time data.

Benefits

This project will bring the following benefits:

  1. real time data available to the community on accessibility and transport issues;
  2. contribute to more efficient use of council resources and service delivery;
  3. expanded capacity, opportunity and motivation for connection across a precinct.

Outcomes

  1. The project designed, developed, and installed 75 IoT devices in the Macquarie Park area to collect pedestrian movement data.
  2. WiFi successfully installed in the Elouera Reserve
  3. Two LoRa WAN gateways successfully installed
  4. Community engagement

Contact details

Name: Michael Sheng
Phone: 02 9850 9505
Email: michael.sheng@mq.edu.au