Can an app make streets safer? The city of Charlotte is looking to find out
Charlotte leaders say they need more community participation to see if the technology makes a difference.
Author: Lexi Wilson
February 9, 2023
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It's been several months since the city of Charlotte released an app designed to improve the safety of drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists in South End. It's called Glance TravelSafely. The technology connects your smartphone to traffic signs, crosswalks, and other travelers. It's part of Charlotte's Vision Zero Safety Initiative, which aims to end road deaths and serious injuries. Charlotte leaders say they need more community participation to see if the technology makes a difference. The technology launched in November in South End, where people walk, bike, scooter, and drive. “There’s a large population in a small footprint,” Angela Berry, Traffic Safety and Vision Zero Manager at the Charlotte Department of Transportation, said.
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