Design data for slow streets
INRIX, a transportation analysis firm that synthesizes data from a variety of mobile device and network sources, measured the impact of different traffic control interventions used to implement "slow streets" programs in five cities: Seattle, Minneapolis, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Oakland. According to the article, "The data and analysis also points down a path of more data-based decision-making because the kind of approaches to restrict car access on one street may not be the best solution in another neighborhood." Over time, “[City transportation officials] could use data to remove, change or make these projects more permanent,” said one official. “But the key is also making these projects a better fit from the beginning." This suggests a future of more responsive, dynamic street closure mechanisms and programs.