The City of Kelowna, British Colombia, Canada says it will embark on a pilot project next week that will study the flow of traffic and pedestrians in the downtown core. On Thursday, the city announced that it will soon be installing two light (LiDAR) sensors along Bernard Avenueto study downtown mobility, with more sensors to be installed at three other intersections at a later date.
From an article in Global News by Doyle Potenteau.
The project, according to the city, will study how people move downtown and how to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Kelowna to build on the work we’re doing to bring smart city technologies to our city,” Kelowna mayor Colin Basran said in a press release.
The mayor added that as the city grows, “we need to better understand what these travel interactions look like and how can we ensure the safe management of everyone using our streets, curbsides, sidewalks and pathways.” Continue reading