Travel safety application

Travel safety application

The City of Charlotte’s Department of Transportation (CDoT) has launched an app designed to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

 The TravelSafely App, which has been rolled out as a pilot project in South End, connects users to an electronic network of intersection and crosswalk data, as well as to each other.

The app is part of the city’s Vision Zero safety initiative that seeks to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. All information shared on the app is anonymous and protected.

Features of the app include:

  • Get ready for green – notifies users when the light is about to turn green
  • Red light warning – warns users approaching a red light if they are approaching the intersection too fast
  • Slow speed zone warning – notifies users if they are traveling too fast in a slow speed zone
  • cyclist ahead warning – warns motorists if a cyclist is using the app on the road ahead
  • Pedestrian ahead warning – notifies motorists of pedestrians using the app in the crosswalk ahead if it detects the motorist is not going to stop.



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