Hamilton, ON launched a distracted driving education campaign to support the Vision Zero Action Plan
The City of Hamilton's Public Works and Public Health Services departments launched a distracted driving education campaign to raise awareness of the issue. During the one-month campaign, the city shared safety tips which focused on a variety of possible distractions including cell phones, radio, GPS, children, animals, food, grooming, reading, etc. The campaign warned drivers to be aware of any activity that impairs their ability to safely operate a vehicle.
Curitiba, PR installed an improved and more secure LED lighting system on 11 local streets
The Municipality of Curitiba installed a new and improved LED lighting system on 11 local streets. The polymeric poles uses LED technology which consumes 50% less energy, offers more visual comfort, and increases safety for pedestrians at night compared to the previous lights. The Municipal Public Works Department installed the network deeper in the ground and enveloped the piping with concrete to protect against theft and vandalism.
Fortaleza, CE connects residents to a full spectrum of traffic services with the AMC Mobile App
Local residents use the app to request roadwork including traffic signs, streetlights, and repainted lines. City workers research traffic flow, accidents, and surrounding assets at the requested locations before making recommendations. The AMC Mobile App allows commuters to report minor accidents without injuries to avoid congestion by police vehicles. Additional services in the app range from disability parking applications to traffic ticket appeals.
Salvador, BA addresses traffic congestion and accidents on Avenida San Martin with smart lights
The city replaced 31 conventional traffic lights with smart lights along the heavily traveled street. Sensors and cameras in the fixtures provide real-time analysis of traffic conditions for well-calibrated light cycles. Local officials monitor vehicle speeds, incidents, and other metrics from an in-house data platform. The Avenida San Martin project joins 149 smart fixtures elsewhere in Salvador that reduced traffic congestion by 30% over three years.
North Saanich, BC is planning a 3-year pilot to reduce the speed limit on residential streets
The District of North Saanich and the District of Saanich are planning to launch a 3-year pilot project to reduce the speed limit on residential streets. During the pilot, any low-traffic roads without a yellow line would have the speed limit reduced to 40 kilometers per hour. The speed limit reduction would not affect any other existing speed zones such as roads outside schools or playgrounds.
North Saanich, BC
Rio de Janeiro, RJ is publishing daily traffic volume through an online monitoring system
The City of Rio de Janeiro created an online monitoring system for its Vehicle Circulation Index. Users can visit the website to monitor daily vehicle volume across ten local traffic regions. The website contains information and graphs which show the variations in traffic flow referenced against the average circulation per day and by region. Additionally, the platform allows users to monitor the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and safety measures on the average level of traffic.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Vincent, WA experiments with low-impact traffic solutions during Mini Roundabouts Pilot Project
The pilot creates new roundabouts at nine intersections with large numbers of traffic incidents over a five-year period. Mini roundabouts are half the size of standard roundabouts, thus minimizing project costs and road construction. Local residents are asked to complete online surveys or use existing customer service channels to comment on the plan. Council leaders and Main Street WA will incorporate public feedback as they implement the low-cost traffic solution.
Milan, LOM collaborates with Vianova on shared mobility infrastructure and platform
The Mobility and Environment Agency of Milan approached Vianova to centralize shared mobility data. Vianova is working with 17 operators including Lime and Cityscoot on integrating vehicle and driver data into its platform. This platform produces valuable insights into how Milan can manage traffic safety, road maintenance, and new capital projects. Local officials established a long-term goal of shifting 35 kilometers of roads from cars to pedestrians and micro-mobility users.
Oxfordshire County Council, GB pilots Captur mobile app to report stray e-scooters with QR codes
Oxfordshire County Council partnered with Voi to launch a pilot of the Captur visual support platform. The Captur mobile app allows residents to report the exact location of abandoned e-scooters by simply scanning a QR code and submitting a photo. The pilot was designed to address public concerns about micro-mobility clutter caused by stray e-scooters.
Oxfordshire County Council, GB
Falls Church, VA collaborates with Virginia Tech on smart transportation test area
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will develop a smart technology grid for improved traffic flow. A new intersection near the university's campus will use sensors and cameras to adjust signals based on real-time data. Smart parking capabilities will allow drivers to find vacant spots without circling blocks. City officials and researchers gather data in a common platform for timely decision-making and analysis.
Falls Church, VA
Dortmund, NW clears city streets of delivery vehicle emissions and congestion with micro-depot pilot
Dortmund and DOPARK turned shipping containers into a depot on Ostwall for the 14-month pilot. Major carriers like UPS will drop packages destined for city residents at the micro-depot. Low-emission vehicles like cargo bikes and electric vans take packages from this waypoint to their final destinations. Local officials are evaluating how the micro-depot concept works as they search for a permanent location in the city center.
Dortmund, NW accumulates climate data in harbor district as part of iResilience project
The city's nordwärts - or Northward - team and TU Dortmund University researchers surveyed district residents about hot-weather conditions. Thirty climate sensors attached to streetlights measure heat and humidity. Climate data are sent to a dedicated platform for real-time analysis of hotspots in the district. The iResilience project will develop an app for residents that recommends the most comfortable commuting routes based on this data.