InSync's Performance

Wichita, KS

Corridor

Wichita, KS (North Woodlawn Blvd)

Agency

City of Wichita, KS

Intersections

5

ADT

25,389

Contact Info

Brian Coon, Assistant Traffic Engineer, City of Wichita
bcoon@wichita.gov or 316.268.4448

Length of Corridor

0.7 mile

Deployment Date

February 2011

InSync Type

InSync standard

WichitaMap
Challenges

Unpredictable fluctuations in traffic volume, freeway interchange and high pedestrian volume

Previous signal management

Coordinated timing plans

The City of Wichita deployed InSync at five intersections on N. Woodlawn Boulevard at its intersection with State Highway 96. Heavy traffic associated with the freeway interchange caused interruptions in traffic flow along N. Woodlawn Blvd. and led to the formation of long queues on the highway exit ramps. To combat these problems and better serve actual traffic demand, the City of Wichita replaced its coordinated timing plans with InSync’s real-time adaptive operations. Motorists benefit from the up to 100% reduction in stops (1 or 2 stops reduced to none), up to 44% reduction in travel time and 20-40% reduction in fuel and harmful emissions.

Benefits

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

InSync creates the following benefits during peak times on weekdays, which accounts for 50% of the corridor’s volume.  Total benefits are likely greater; please contact us for more specifics. Calculations are based on an ADT of 25,389 vehicles using data from PC-Travel and vehicle counts from InSync video detection. All calculations are based on normal weekday travel and the results indicate approximate benefits to drivers.

MOST NOTEWORTHY IMPROVEMENTS

82%

reduction
in stops

31%

reduction in
travel time

68%

reduction
in delay

30%

reduction
in emissions

43%

increase in
average speed

21%

reduction in
fuel usage

MEASURES  OF EFFECTIVENESS

Data collected by

City of Wichita staff

Dates

Existing signal timing data collected June 2010; InSync deployed February 2011; InSync results data collected March 2011

Download Case Study and MOEs

InSync Type

InSync Standard

Detection Type

InSync Video

Cabinet Type

332

Controller Type

2070

Connection Type

Detector Cards

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Project Highlight

InSync optimizes traffic signals at freeway interchange

AVAILABLE DOWNLOADS

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The InSync system is optimizing the signals to improve service to both the corridors and side streets. Wichita motorists are experiencing noticeable improvements in travel time and number of stops.”