Researchers look to ai to reduce pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities (Scripps)

With its flock of cranes in the sky and fleet of vehicles on its streets, the signs are clear: Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country, according to the U.S. Census.

“Our streets are our largest shared public space in Charlotte. We have more area on our streets than we do in our parks and other public spaces,” said Meg Fencil, director of engagement and impact at Sustain Charlotte, a nonprofit pushing to make the city safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. “People who are walking and riding bikes in Charlotte account for less than 3% of all crashes, yet they account for over a third of all traffic deaths.”

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