As part of our Vision Zero effort, Boston is working with Verizon to test data gathering technology at the Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street intersection.
Their goal is to capture aggregated data that helps to better understand the hazards on the roads. They use this information to decide on what changes they need to make. This could include:
- better streets, sidewalks, or signage
- changes to how we enforce traffic rules
To accomplish this, the pilot program uses:
- video cameras
- LED lights
- sensors under the road, and
- a web-based platform for data analysis, dashboards, visualization and reporting.