Poor air quality is the biggest environmental threat to health in the UK with up to 36,000 deaths a year attributed to long-term exposure (Public Health England, March 2019). The Environment Audit Committee has estimated that total health costs, due to air pollution, range between £8.5 billion and £20.2 billion a year.
Utilising intelligent signage to influence driver behaviour and increase the attractiveness of active travel (walking and cycling), by improving safety and comfort, can support the improvement in air quality.
We have supplied variety of solutions from Parking / Route Guidance to Overheight Vehicle Detection (OVD) and Hazard Warning, all of which help to reduce congestion and increase safety. In turn, these solutions support the reduction in air pollution. In addition, we have recently supplied LED message signs for the Birmingham Clean Air Zone (CAZ). Our fixed and mobile solutions also support the development and increased use of active travel infrastructure – more cycling and walking not only benefits the environment but also health and wellbeing.
More recently, with the implementation of air quality sensors, we can publish air quality levels on our intelligent signage to help raise awareness and encourage changes in behaviour.
Coeval is a specialist in robust, LED road sign-based systems that advise, inform, and educate and are:
‘Even a short closure of the tunnel causes great congestion in the area, and if an over height vehicle were to cause that level of damage, the tunnel could be closed for hours, if not days, which would bring the whole of the South East of England to a standstill.
When the Coeval over height vehicle detectors were first installed, we were talking about 10’s of vehicles a day that we were stopping; we are now down to low single figures, 4 or 5 vehicles a day we need to extract for being over height, so it’s a great improvement in efficiency through the crossing.’
‘Having used Coeval for the first time, we found them to be friendly and really helpful in ensuring we received the correct item we required. We were happy with the extremely quick response times and professional service they offer. We would definitely recommend their services to others.’
‘Thank you for your prompt and efficient service regarding our request for training on the 21st of August. You guys have been incredibly helpful over this.’
‘Coeval won the tender for the replacement overheight vehicle detector systems. The work was completed within programme and budget. We are now satisfied that the new systems will help protect the bridges for several years to come.’
‘A sound, honest and efficient service provided by Coeval. Would be very happy for Coeval to manufacture and supply more of Swindon’s signs.’