Students creating app for safety on the Burke Gilman Trail

Sunday, November 25, 2018

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The Seattle Times reports on a student project designed to reduce bicycle - car collisions on the Burke Gilman Trail.

The UW team is installing sensors this month along the trail in Lake Forest Park, near the junction of Highway 522 and Ballinger Way Northeast, to test an app-based system that would alert drivers and cyclists if they are about to cross paths.

Focus of the experiment is the end of Ballinger Way where vehicles accessing the Civic Club and Beach Drive cross the Trail.

The UW team is installing three solar-powered sensors this month along the trail in Lake Forest Park, near the junction of Highway 522 and Ballinger Way Northeast. Each contains a module that detects Bluetooth-equipped devices nearby — so when a bicyclist’s phone comes within about 10 yards, its presence is relayed to nearby phones, vehicle navigation systems, and neighboring sensors. 
To use the system, travelers would need to download and turn on the app.
Article HERE


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