Adding Policies To Cityscope

Basic Policy Design

The Regulation dashboard allows you to digitally translate regulation and road safety rules into the platform. Notably, you can:

  • create policies, whether permanent or temporary
  • visualize, edit or delete policies
  • monitor real time infringement of these policies

Creation of a new Policy
You can easily create policies, based on existing Districts or Sub-Districts, and by simply pasting a valid GeoJSON object. You can also create policies applying to custom zones thanks to the drawing tool.

Policies Parameters
In the process of crafting your policies, several parameters need to be tweaked:

Rule: choose the rule that apply to your Policy, among Parking, No Parking, Low Speed, No Go, Cap and floor, Floor, Cap, Max unavailable, Subsidies, Fees

Name: allows you to give a name to your Policy, not too fancy please 🙃

Zones: if you decided to create a Policy based on existing Districts or Sub-Districts, you simply need to paste a valid GeoJSON object in the dedicated field

Duration: select a Start Date and potentially an End Date, select a Time Slot or choose All Day, and pick one or several days of the week your Policy should be enforced (M, T, W, T, F, S, S)

Devices: select one or several vehicles types 🚲 🛴 🚗 🛵 affected by the Policy

Drawing Tool
The drawing tool available in the top right corner, easily lets you create custom zones for your policies.

Click on the Pencil icon to launch the drawing tool

Pick your preferred tool between Pen, Brush, Circle

Click on the map in the area of your choice in order to start drawing a shape

You can add several zones within the same Policy by drawing them one after the other

Once your drawing and/or all parameters for your Policy are completed, click on

➡️ Save policy. It will then appear in the list of Policies.

Clipping and Advanced Policy Design

You can use the clipping feature to create policies that are layered. For example, many cities require no parking in the entire city with the exception of designated parking zones. The clipping tool enables you to create these types of policies.

Step 1: Add the base layer of policy by setting a No Parking zone (or similar policy type) in Cityscope. You can use the "Zones" to select the entire city, or a certain set of subdistricts.

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Step 2: Add the exemption areas (in this case, the location of authorised parking areas) by pasting a geojson into Cityscope. You can add a buffer to the shape to account for GPS errors (for example, with mobility hubs we typically recommend a buffer of 15-20 meters, depending on the city. Then, check the "clip" box.

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Step 3- Finalize the Policy by saving the clip and returning to the main page. You should now see the "holes" in the main shape, meaning that those areas will not be counted as part of the no parking violations. Modify the other features of the policy (for example, times of day and days of week).

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A companion policy can be created by adding a second policy. In this example, you could add the original GeoJson of parking locations in a second time and name it as authorized parking zones, giving you the ability to begin to collect analytics about which parking hubs are best performing and tracking the origin-destination pairs within the parking zones.

Remember, a single point in space can never be both a "parking area" and a "no parking area" at the same time, it must only have one policy or the other.

Videos and Additional Resources