Preperation begins for GATEway public trials

By 19th October 2016Blog

Work has begun to prepare for the arrival of the very first GATEway driverless shuttle in Greenwich, ahead of public trials in 2017.

To enable trials to take place safely and efficiently, we have made some changes to Olympian Way, including new markings to show where the shuttles will operate.

From November 2016, the first GATEway shuttle vehicle will begin its final period of testing in Greenwich ahead of public trials. The shuttle will run in a dedicated lane,  alongside a separate shared pedestrian and cycle lane and pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to use Olympian Way throughout the trial period.

The shuttle trial aims to demonstrate the use of automated vehicles for what is termed last-mile mobility, seamlessly connecting residential locations, commercial areas and transport hubs by a zero emission, low noise, on-demand transport system. For more information visit our FAQ page here.

What do you think about this project?

How will driverless vehicles affect you? Add your thoughts to our interactive map of the area. You can read the views of hundreds of people who’ve already done this and then add your own. It’ll only take a few seconds, click here to add your views. https://gateway.commonplace.is/

Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to us in person, why not attend a drop in session at the Digital Greenwich office: 11th Floor, 6 Mitre Passage, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0ER to give your views and find out more. These will take place throughout the trial period. To find out more email gatewaytrials@digitalgreenwich.com