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Kerbside data goes digital

Kerbside data from AppyWay

Local authorities can access kerbside data digitally with a new partner app, AppyWay, on Esri UK’s ArcGIS platform.

AppyWay provides accurate and granular digital maps of the kerbside, showing all traffic regulation orders (TROs), such as on-street parking, permit parking, and yellow line restrictions, covering more than 500 towns and cities. By replacing traditional paper-based TRO information with a digital version, AppyWay opens up new ways in which to apply this data.

AppyWay integrates with Esri UK’s geospatial applications, complementing existing information on street furniture, air quality, tree surveys and roadworks, for example. This additional insight will help local authority planning, highways and traffic teams make decisions on how best to use their street space for new sustainable mobility schemes and meet active travel and net-zero targets. More than two-thirds of local authorities in England and Wales are Esri users.

Lambeth’s kerbside strategy

Lambeth Council is one of the first authorities exploring how the new integration will deliver benefits and support its kerbside and transport strategies.

“The new partnership – and specifically the dynamic availability of data from AppyWay via Esri UK’s web feature service – allows our organisation to maximise the benefits of accurate kerbside and roadway information. [It will be used] for a range of business as usual and project work, relating to traffic management orders, licensing, road and parking bay closures, controlled parking zones, as well as wider GIS analysis alongside existing geospatial data,” said Tom Brown, spatial information manager at Lambeth Council.

“Crucially, AppyWay’s approach also ensures resources do not have to be devoted to ongoing manual data management. It means that once established, data is automatically and instantly available to our Esri ArcGIS users across these and any future projects, as well as being deployable in other software platforms.”

Dan Hubert, chief executive and founder of AppyWay, added: “With 55% of UK homes not having a driveway, there is increasing pressure placed upon kerbside space. AppyWay data is the ‘digital grease’ for creating new, low-carbon on-street services and achieving the optimum ROI for this finite amount of real estate.”

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