City of Gainesville tests new data software at traffic intersections

The City of Gainesville is testing new software at traffic intersections that's designed to help keep people safe.

At 20 locations around Gainesville, the city has installed a program called VantageLive!

The software tracks the habits of vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic.

This data gives the city more information to work with when designing roadways and creating policies.

"This helps us move towards our Vision Zero which would mean zero pedestrian, bicyclist, and traffic fatalities here in our community. So, this is going to help us with our signal timing and looking at those safety features for pedestrians and bicyclists," said City of Gainesville spokesperson, Chip Skinner.

The program is a partnership between the Department of Transportation, the City of Gainesville, and UF.