Massachusetts Cities Tackle Pedestrian Safety with Data

Government Technology: Cities in the greater Boston area want to eliminate pedestrian deaths and they are taking a data analytics approach to achieve their goal.

A much-traveled corridor linking Cambridge and Somerville will receive high-tech traffic analytics to understand the risk cars, buses and other vehicles pose to pedestrians and cyclists as they use the street. Traffic officials will use the data to experiment with interventions to help make the street safer.

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