InSync's Performance

San Ramon, CA


Crow Canyon Road and Bollinger Canyon Road


City of San Ramon, CA


18 total (10 studied)


37,466 (Crow Canyon Rd.) and 41,802 (Bollinger Canyon Rd.)

Contact Info

Mike Talley, Senior Traffic Engineer, City of San Ramon, CA or 925.973.2654

Length of Corridor

0.59 mi (Crow Canyon Rd.) and 0.55 mi (Bollinger Canyon Rd.)

Deployment Date

August 2010

InSync Type

InSync standard & Fusion


High pedestrian volume and random fluctuations in traffic volume

Previous signal management

Coordinated timing plan

The City of San Ramon installed InSync along two busy signalized corridors that each intersect with Interstate 680. The agency’s goal was to achieve bidirectional progression on the corridors and reduce stops, travel time and delay. The independent DKS Associates study states, “The overall results show a significant reduction in system-wide travel times and stops under the InSync adaptive system.” The study also commented that the improved progression was not achieved at the expense of side street delay saying, “The average vehicle delay along the corridor decreases by approximately 27.7 seconds per vehicle. The average vehicle delay at observed minor streets increases by approximately 3.0 seconds per vehicle. The benefits of decreased delay along the mainline are far greater than the detriment of the increased delay at the minor streets.”


Daily Benefit Annual Benefit
Vehicle Hours of Travel
133 hours 34,680
Fuel Consumption
114 gallons 29,640 gallons
14,627 stops 3,803,020 stops
Total Economic Benefit $3,751 $975,260

Calculations are based on Crow Canyon Road’s ADT of 37,466 vehicles and an assumption that the change impacts 70% of the ADT on that road, and Bollinger Canyon Road’s ADT of 41,802 vehicles and an assumption that the change impacts 60% of the ADT on that road.  All calculations are based on normal weekday travel and the results indicate approximate benefits to drivers.



in stops


reduction in
travel time


in delay


in emissions


increase in
average speed


reduction in
fuel usage

Measures of Effectiveness


Data and Independent Study by

DKS Associates


Existing signal timing data collected July 2010; InSync deployed August 2010; InSync results data collected September 2010

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InSync Type

InSync Fusion

Detection Type(s)

InSync Video and Inductive Loops

Cabinet Type(s)


Controller Type(s)


Connection Type(s)

C1 Y-Cable

New Traffic Lights Saves Drivers’ Money, Lower Emissions

People may not have noticed it, but those who drive on Crow Canyon Road or Bollinger Canyon Road during busy times of day are getting through faster — for the most part, anyway.

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Project Highlight

InSync is achieving bidirectional progress in challenging conditions

I was very pleased with the quality of the two-way progression that InSync achieved in our city in spite of some difficult constraints.