New technology could make Colorado Springs, CO traffic flow smoother

Now Colorado Springs will boast three types of traffic monitoring devices that are watching city drivers.

Firstly, there are 600 traffic detection cameras around the city which can detect trucks, cars, bikes and people that are behind the stop bar on the road and are used to turn the light green.

The second type is a monitoring camera, that city staff uses to monitor the local situation. There are 128 of them around town.

Now the city has radar which is a newer traffic technology that gives the city a future view of the intersection about 800 feet out.

Traffic Engineer Kathleen Krager explained that the current detection cameras do the best that they can, but they aren’t instantaneous like many drivers want.