Smart Streets Soon Will Know You’re Walking On Them

Cities are using microradar to count bicyclists, and they may soon be detecting pedestrians, too, as America’s transportation agencies follow a public migration away from the automobile and toward alternate modes of transporation.
“We want to be able to measure bikes, pedestrians, transit users, everybody. We’re no longer just going to measure cars,” said Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein at the Complete Streets Symposium in Chicago Thursday.