Portland Launches Road Safety Sensor Pilot

The 18-month program will use 200 streetlight sensors to study car, foot and bike traffic on three busy city streets.

Portland, Ore., will be closely monitoring car, foot and bike traffic on several busy roads to gain insight into how the throughways can be managed for safety and efficiency.   Approximately 200 Internet of Things (IoT) sensors will be attached to streetlights on Hawthorne, Division and 122nd streets as part of the Traffic Safety Sensor Project, an 18-month pilot launched June 18, 2018, to give the city a close look at activity on three of the city’s busiest streets. 

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