City of Charlotte TravelSafely Pilot

The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching a pilot with the TravelSafely app. TravelSafely is a new smartphone application that uses cutting edge technology to make the promise of connected travel modes a reality.

The goals of the TravelSafely pilot are to:

  • ENCOURAGE residents to download the TravelSafely app and utilize it within the designated pilot area in South End.
  • INFORM the public about the benefits of using the TravelSafely app.
  • EVALUATE the pilot area, comparing before and after crash data.

TravelSafely Overview                                                                                                 

CDOT is implementing use of the TravelSafely app in Charlotte with a pilot area in South End November 10, 2022 through November 2023. Residents and visitors should visit travelsafelyapp.com or download the free app on Apple App Store or Google Play Store to get a head start. Travelers who utilize all modes of transportation will find the app beneficial for a more informed and safer experience.

  • A few benefits of using the app include:
    • Get Ready for Green – At a red light, the app will verbally notify you when the light is about to turn green.
    • Red Light Warning – If a user speeds towards a red light, the app will alert that they are approaching the intersection too fast.
    • Slow Speed Zone Warning -The app will warn you if you’re traveling too fast in a slow speed zone.
    • Cyclist Ahead Warning – If you’re a motorist, the app will warn you if there’s a cyclist using the app on the road ahead.
    • Pedestrian Ahead Warning - If you’re a motorist, the app will warn you of pedestrians using the app in the crosswalk ahead if it detects you aren’t going to stop.

CDOT will evaluate the pilot area, comparing before and after crash data.

Use of the TravelSafely app provides supplemental information to enhance driving decisions while following the rules of the road. All travelers utilizing the app still need to remain alert and mindful of all responsibilities as a motorist, pedestrian, or bicyclist.

 

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