Reducing highways spend with Yotta DCL’s Horizons
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
London’s Southwark Council, with help from highway technology and survey company Yotta DCL is developing a comprehensive capital investment programme for network repairs and maintenance
Southwark will use Horizons, Yotta DCL’s web-based visualised asset management platform to target work schemes more precisely, resulting in better return on investment and improving its network.
Southwark weights its network according to priorities to users. Using Horizons, the Council can identify and map the roads and pathways that carry bus routes, major pedestrian walking routes and bicycle networks, prioritising them according to usage and value to highway users.
“Horizons provides information in a very easy to understand format, which was one of its key attractions to us, particularly in helping us with communicating with Council members and the public. Horizons also enables us - with assistance from Yotta DCL’s Professional Services team - to sweat our assets, which means we can select the best treatments to maximise our resources. The system uses ‘whole-of-life-costings’ methodology enabling us to get best value from available funds,” says Mick Lucas, public realm asset manager.