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Los Angeles, CA neighborhood mitigates heat with new "cool" pavement

Pacoima, CA, a neighborhood located Los Angeles, CA, is undertaking a pavement project aimed at combating extreme heat. The project involves installing "cool pavement," which reflects sunlight and reduces the absorption of heat, thereby lowering surface temperatures. By implementing this innovative approach, the city aims to create more comfortable and heat-resilient streets for its residents.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Bellevue, WA collaborates with T-Mobile on a Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything technology pilot

T-Mobile's C-V2X prototype communicates real-time traffic conditions between traffic lights and vehicles. The system uses 5G connectivity for continuous communications with minimal delays. A mobile app for the pilot activates audio and visual alerts when the user's vehicle approaches potentially dangerous situations. Bellevue and T-Mobile selected mid-block crosswalks, school zones, and reduced-speed zones to test C-V2X's impacts on road safety.

Pedestrian Safety+5
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Bellevue, WA

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Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, GB creates smart intersection with Vivacity road sensors

The council began the installation of 65 Vivacity sensors throughout the borough in 2022. A cluster of sensors in Brierley Hill will support a smart intersection at Venture Way and Mill Street by the end of 2023. Sensor data feed into Vivacity's Smart Junction platform for timely light changes based on current motor vehicle, bike, and pedestrian traffic. The AI-powered sensor network assists borough officials during the development of local solutions for traffic congestion and safety.

Pedestrian Safety+4
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Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, GB

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Cambridgeshire County Council, GB pilots AI-powered traffic sensors at East Road in Cambridge

The county's traffic team and the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) installed Starling Technologies detectors for the trial. The detector's cameras discern travel paths and speeds through intersections by different modes of transportation. Traffic lights switch based on real-time determinations about road and sidewalk congestion once fully implemented. County officials will evaluate the potential impacts of the technology on traffic flow for cyclists and large groups of pedestrians.

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Cambridgeshire County Council, GB

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Brossard, QC trials Kalitec's Earl traffic safety system for improved driving in school zones

The Educational Awareness Reward Light (Earl) system will be tested outside Académie Marie-Laurier for three months. Earl defaults to a red stop light when there are no vehicles on Stravinski Avenue. The light remains red for vehicles exceeding the 30-kilometer-per-hour limit and changes to green when approaching vehicles are at or below the limit. This system is solar-powered, easy to install, and gathers data useful in planning traffic calming measures.

Pedestrian Safety+3
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Brossard, QC

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Culver City, CA reimagines street design for sustainable transit with MOVE Culver City pilot

MOVE Culver City used a quick-build approach to create a welcoming environment for multiple modes of transportation. The one-year pilot added 14 bus and bike platforms, 1.4 miles of protected bike lanes, and 2.6 miles of bus lanes. Leading Pedestrian Intervals were added to seven intersections for safer walking experiences. All-electric minibuses ran circulator routes to popular downtown destinations. Colorful mobility drop zones encouraged safe parking for shared micro-mobility users.

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Culver City, CA

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Leeds City Council, GB pursues smart traffic management with VivaCity's AI for Detection technology

Local officials installed 180 AI for Detection sensors at 25 intersections. AI for Detection monitors real-time multimodal traffic and communicates with existing signal controllers. VivaCity made the sensors compatible with Swarco, Tellent, and Yunex controllers commonly used by cities. This sensor network reduces congestion in high-traffic areas, prioritizes cyclists and pedestrians, and gathers data for future road projects.

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Leeds City Council, GB

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Kingston upon Hull City Council, GB pilots Sm@rt Technology traffic accessibility products

The Smart Cross touchless activation system was installed at two high-traffic intersections. Pedestrians move their hands under the devices for walk signals, which supports safe use by residents with disabilities. The one-month pilot also evaluates Smart Bus technology at a pair of bus stops. Bus riders download the Smart Bus app and scan a QR code at each stop for real-time route information. The app supports audio announcements of the stop's next three arrivals.

Pedestrian Safety+4
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Kingston upon Hull City Council, GB

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Louisville, KY Community Crosswalks Pilot combines road safety with promotion of local artists

City officials introduced the program based on research showing that high-visibility intersections reduce pedestrian-involved crashes. Local artists submit their designs for colorful crosswalks at four high-traffic intersections in downtown Louisville. Qualifying projects fit within crosswalk dimensions, avoid words or logos, and utilize city-approved materials. The city will pay $8,000 per project in two installments to cover labor and materials.

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Louisville, KY

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Cincinnati, OH develops dedicated in-house team for pedestrian safety projects

Local officials sought a cost-effective and responsive approach to hundreds of pedestrian accidents per year. A five-member public works team will install temporary bump-outs, speed bumps, and signage in areas with ongoing safety concerns. This approach reserves outside contracting for specialized tasks, thus cutting down on turnaround times for other projects. Cincinnati anticipates annual savings of up to $300,000 and significant improvements to pedestrian safety.

Pedestrian Safety+3
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Cincinnati, OH

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Boulder, CO tracks traffic incidents throughout the city with its Crash Data Dashboard

The interactive dashboard maps every traffic crash reported to local police since 2017. Users find current-year data on total crashes and fatalities when first opening the dashboard. Visualizations of historical crash severity and types present trends in traffic safety. Pinpoints on the Crash Data Dashboard map open to details including location, weather conditions, and time of day. Boulder will use the dashboard for future safety improvements to its Core Arterial Network.

Pedestrian Safety+5
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Boulder, CO

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Seattle, WA introduces Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit for road tests of self-driving technology

The new permitting process requires advance notification of vehicle testing by automakers and tech firms. Permit applicants supply proof of insurance, histories of past collisions or moving violations, and contact information to the city. Self-driving vehicles used in testing must have human observers on board and display company logos. Each applicant must also host two community outreach events explaining safety precautions before their permit is issued.

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Seattle, WA

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