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Beijing

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SCOOT version 2.3 was installed in Beijing with the capability of controlling cycle traffic as well as motor vehicle. Previously Beijing's urban traffic control was uncoordinated. A survey was carried out by the Beijing Research Institute of Traffic Engineering (BRITE) to assess the benefits of this SCOOT system. The results were as follows:

 

Time of day

% Reduction using SCOOT (average on all routes)

  Journey time Delay (stopped time) Stops
07:00 - 08:00 (bicycle peak) 7 41 26
08:00 - 09:00 (vehicle peak) 16 32 33
12:30 - 13:30 (off peak) 4 15 14
17:00 - 18:00 (bicycle/vehicle peak) 2 19 29