Charlotte pilots new phone app to improve street safety (Spectrum News)

A new phone app designed to prevent crashes is rolling out across several cities in North Carolina.

The TravelSafely app aims to make streets safer for drivers, walkers and cyclists by connecting them to an electronic network of intersection and crosswalk data.

“I think that this can be a really useful tool to help and improve safety,” Sustain Charlotte’s Meg Fencil said. Fencil also works closely with the city’s Vision Zero Task Force, which aims to find ways to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries.

“I want Charlotte to be my home forever,” Fencil said. “And in order for that to happen, we need to make choices now, so that we can become a city where people of all ages and all abilities can use our streets.”

See the Spectrum News story.