Enforcement and Security
Install devices for surveillance and monitoring of streets to improve automobile vigilance and the perception of safety. Security cameras installed by public agencies or private property owners can help to monitor speeding vehicles, crime, and other unwanted activities in neighborhoods with low human activity at certain times of the day. Traffic safety cameras and other similar devices help enforce speed limits and parking regulations with reduced manpower and human error.
Real-Time Data Collection
Adopt the practice of gathering helpful data that improves user quality and overall street management. Consider installing real-time data collection devices like air-quality monitors and cyclist or pedestrian counters. Offboard transit ticket machines, vending machines, and bike share stations can also provide real-time data. As data is collected, consider making it available through an open data platform for researchers, organizations that can use it to create resources such as transit maps and schedules, and to inform future design projects.
Aim to create intelligent ecosystems on streets by incorporating amenities such as WiFi access points, mobile phone applications, real-time transit information, and transit, bikes, and car-sharing facilities. These systems not only aid in making streets more efficient but also invite greater street activity. Intelligent systems provide data that can be used to guide future needs and street design projects.