Charlotte, North Carolina (November 10, 2022) – The City of Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) today launched the TravelSafely app with a pilot project in South End.
The new app is designed to improve the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists by connecting users to an electronic data network of intersections and crosswalks, as well as each other.
Application features include:
Get ready for the green – Notifies users when the light is about to turn green.
Red light warning – Warns users when approaching a red light if they are approaching the intersection too quickly.
Slow speed zone warning – Warns users if they are driving too fast in a slow speed zone.
Cyclist Warning – Notifies motorists if a cyclist is using the app on the road ahead.
Pedestrian Warning Ahead – Warns motorists of pedestrians using the app in the crosswalk ahead if it detects the motorist is not going to stop.
“We need to work together to improve road safety and this app promotes connectivity with each other and with our surroundings,” said Council Member Victoria Watlington. “The app is another tool that will help us improve the safety of everyone who uses our roads and I encourage everyone to download the app and use it in the South End pilot project area. “
The app is part of the city’s Vision Zero safety initiative that aims to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on the roads. All information shared on the app is anonymous and protected.
“We are thrilled to bring TravelSafely to Charlotte,” said Justin Carroll, Deputy Director of CDOT. “This will enhance CDOT’s use of advanced technology and connect those who download the app to a network of traffic intersections, pedestrian beacons, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.”
CDOT has partnered with Charlotte Center City Partners to ensure residents and visitors to the South End area are aware of the opportunity to participate in the pilot, which will allow staff to assess and compare data from accident before and after. Collaboration with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has also been key in implementing the pilot project and will continue to help make the streets of Charlotte safer for everyone.
“The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department works hand-in-hand with our partners at CDOT to ensure transportation safety and we are excited about the potential of the TravelSafely app to make South End roads and sidewalks safer places. to walk, run, bike and drive,” says Major Dave Johnson of CMPD. “Using technology is the future of road safety and piloting this app puts Charlotte at the forefront.”
Residents are encouraged to download the app and enjoy the benefits of sound alerts in the South End pilot area until November 2023. The free app is available for download from Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Using the TravelSafely app provides additional information to improve driving decisions while respecting the rules of the road. All travelers using the application must remain vigilant and aware of all their responsibilities as a motorist, pedestrian or cyclist.
The City of Charlotte is excited about this innovative technology and eager to hear feedback from residents.
To learn more and provide feedback, visit
PublicInput.com/travelsafelyclt or email [email protected]
Residents can also join city staff tonight for a film screening of
The street project, a new documentary from PBS that examines transportation equity, safety and Vision Zero.