New Innovative Technology Optimizes Traffic Signals, Reducing Travel Time Thanks To $600,000 State Grant
Thursday, March 9, 2017 – NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – With the goal of making a smarter and cleaner San Diego for future generations, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined today by City Councilmember Lorie Zapf and community leaders to tout the successful installation of adaptive traffic signals in the Point Loma and Midway neighborhoods that have significantly improved traffic flow and reduced vehicle stops.
Through a $600,000 state grant, the City of San Diego installed 12 “Adaptive Traffic Systems” along the Rosecrans Street corridor from Hancock Street to Nimitz Boulevard as a quality-of-life improvement for neighborhood residents. These smart traffic signals communicate with each other and adjust signals, memorize traffic patterns, improve traffic flow and reduce vehicle stops.
“We’ve made a concerted effort over the past few years to improve neighborhoods by installing smart infrastructure along some of San Diego’s most congested roadways,” Mayor Faulconer said. “Everybody hates sitting in traffic so we’re turning to new technology to solve this age-old problem. These smart signals adjust traffic lights to keep cars moving rather than sitting at stoplights.”