Smart Streets?

 

Lamar

When thinking about this corridor as a integral spine of our city, we, as designers and Austinites, think about it as an equitable use of mobility space. We need the street for cars, mass transit, bikes and pedestrians. What if we could all share the space and the space is allocated based on how we use it and the flow of traffic? What if our road could be as smart as our phones? What if our traffic intersections were smart enough to know who needs to cross and when? What if our train platforms could tell when there are a lot of people waiting and change the pace of the trains? What if our “smart” LED traffic lights could change based on what the needs of the roads are in real time? What if our city could be the first to define what a smart street is and does?

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alyson beaton