Guest Column: Why Portland's New Smart Traffic Safety Project is Good for Business

Earlier this week, Mayor Ted Wheeler marked the first major milestone for Portland’s Smart City PDX initiative with the launch of the city’s new Traffic Safety Sensor Project. Two hundred CityIQTM intelligent sensor nodes are being installed atop PGE streetlights along three of Portland’s deadliest streets – SE Division, 122nd Avenue and SE Hawthorne Blvd. Traffic engineers with the Portland Bureau of Transportation will use the real-time data about how vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians move to improve street design and support Portland’s Vision Zero traffic safety goals.

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