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Pilot multi-purpose sensor and camera technology

DOT will pilot the installation of sensor and camera technology that can be used for multiple purposes, including better understanding how streets are used and better managing traffic flow. DOT will also explore enforcement strategies with the NYPD and the Department of Finance, including targeted deployment of traffic enforcement agents, use of cameras and sensors for parking and loading regulation enforcement, and the replacement of the City’s paper parking placards with an electronic system.

Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative

3.2.10

Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)

Status

Update Description

DOT will pilot the installation of sensor and camera technology that can be used to better understand how streets are used, manage traffic flow, and improve enforcement of parking and traffic regulations.

In Progress

DOT is working with developers and academics to learn more about cutting edge video analytics and sensor and camera technology to improve traffic safety, monitor traffic flow, and target street redesign. In 2017, DOT tested various pilot technologies, including a project with Columbia University using onboard monitoring equipment. DOT will continue the testing and piloting equipment throughout 2018 to determine if any technology should be deployed for use in the city. 

Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)

Status

Update Description

Based on the results of the pilots and funding availability, DOT will expand camera and sensor capabilities.