The ITS Directive and UK traffic and lorry parking data
The UK Department for Transport and the devolved administrations are taking an opportunity offered by the European ITS Directive to improve access to open transport-related data and encourage its reuse. This will create new opportunities for services and research and ultimately benefit the travelling public.
All organisations which collect or create traffic and lorry parking data on any part of the UK TEN-T network may fall within the EU legislation known as the ITS Directive. Private sector companies are entitled to charge for accessing and reusing their data.
The designated data must be made available via an access point. The UK Department for Transport is building on the established Government open data portal www.data.gov.uk to provide this access point, rather than create a new access mechanism. This approach will further encourage the opening up and reuse of data.
The Delegated Regulation associated with this dataset is:
Road safety related traffic information
Council of the European Union - Commission Delegated Regulation of 15 May 2013 supplementing Directive 2010/40/EU (“the ITS Directive”) of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to data and procedures for the provision, where possible, of road safety-related minimum universal traffic information free of charge to users.