How Smart Are Your City’s Traffic Signals?
Miovision has been conducting an annual peer survey on the state of traffic signals across North America for several years. Most recently, traffic signal connectivity was the #1 five-year goal of respondents – a critical foundation for ITS and ‘smart’ traffic signals. While 48% of intersections were reported to be connected, respondents had a desired connectivity level of 81%.
Connectivity is just the start of ‘smart’ traffic management. Once signals are connected and traffic signal data is easily attained, cities need a solution to monitor the state of the traffic network. A system that alerts traffic managers of issues before they escalate would further elevate traffic smarts. And finally, a suite of data-driven insights will help agencies optimize traffic management to reduce congestion, improve mobility, save fuel costs, reduced air pollution and ensure safer roads.
But where to start?
Miovision has developed a simple self-evaluation tool, the MyCitySmarts survey. Upon completion you’ll receive a customized infographic that includes your UNIQUE Smart Traffic Signal Score. This short survey will assess your city’s traffic signal smarts in four key areas: planning, technology, measurement, and data.
And whether you find your city at the start of the Smart Traffic Signal journey in the red, or performing quite well with all signals green, your infographic will provide tangible next steps to accelerate your progress on the road to improving your City Smarts.
Looking for more information about how to connect and understand your traffic signals? Visit https://miovision.com/spectrum where you can sign up for our traffic signals webinar, download product information or talk to one of our Solution Experts.