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GiveMeGreen Smartphone AppThe city of Santa Clarita in partnership with Sensys Networks Inc. is pleased to announce GiveMeGreen!, an innovative new smartphone app for bicycle detection at signalized intersections.

GiveMeGreen! is the first of many connected and autonomous traveler apps developed by Sensys Networks Inc., the world’s leading provider of integrated wireless traffic data systems for Smart Cities. This initial deployment is a pilot program to improve safety for cyclists and travel convenience for all motorists in Santa Clarita.

The initial pilot is deployed at three intersections along the Chuck Pontius Commuter Rail bike trail, parallel to Soledad Canyon Road. The system consists of the GiveMeGreen! smartphone app which allows the bicyclist using the app to be automatically detected up to 300 feet in advance of the intersection. Once detected, the signal applies the normal pedestrian-crossing signal timing function. This will allow pedestrians and bicyclists to use the same signal phase and will not cause any delay for motorists.

There are also new signs that illuminate only when bicyclists or pedestrians are detected to warn turning motorists on Soledad Canyon Road that bicycles or pedestrians will be crossing the intersection. Finally, the system includes a bicycle-only light at each intersection along the bike trail which confirms to the bicyclist that they have been detected.

“This free app will greatly benefit both bicyclists and motorists by providing better information about the presence of bikes at these intersections,” says Cesar Romo, Traffic Signal System Administrator for the City of Santa Clarita. “GiveMeGreen! not only improves safety, but also improves the ride experience for Santa Clarita’s legions of cyclists with automatic and reliable advance detection.”

This pilot system demonstrates the flexibility of the Sensys Networks Inc. platform, as it integrates with third-party signs and City traffic controllers.

“We are delighted to be working with the City of Santa Clarita on this pilot program,” says Amine Haoui, CEO of Sensys Networks. “GiveMeGreen! is the first of many connected traveler apps to be released by Sensys Networks Inc. in the coming months. These apps all use the same infrastructure at the intersection, and allow Cities to easily tailor the services they want to provide for bicyclists, pedestrians, truck drivers and many other travelers. This Infrastructure to Everything (I2X) system for connected and autonomous travelers will improve safety, decrease congestion and improve the travel experience for many different types of connected traveler.”

For more information about GiveMeGreen! in Santa Clarita, please contact Cesar Romo at cromo@santa-clarita.com or at (661) 286-4002.
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  1. Brian says:

    Is it rolled out yet? Can’t locate the app on iOS.

  2. Trevor says:

    Can’t find the app in the iOS store; when does this go live?

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