Signal Timing Optimization Program (STOP) helps traffic GO
Outdated and inefficient signal timing can cause delay and congestion, which can degrade air quality. NOACA implemented STOP to improve corridors by optimizing traffic signals. A targeted approach to signal timing helps:
- Minimize travel time and delays
- Reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions
- Improve air quality
- Maximize traffic flow
- Improve safety for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians
Using technical criteria, corridors were ranked based on the degree of likelihood to improve operations and reduce emissions. Based on this criteria, in summer 2016, NOACA approved pilot projects along the following corridors:
- Cedar Road, from Fenwick Road to Lander Road (four miles, 29 signalized intersections)
- Pearl Road from West 130th Street to Brook Park Road (not including Brook Park Road intersection signal, four miles, 20 signalized intersections)
Findings from the project evaluation show that travel time, travel time variability, and vehicle emissions have been reduced in both corridors.
In December 2017, the Board of Directors also issued a $456,552 contract to study two new corridors
! Corridors set for improvement are:
- SOM Center Road in Eastlake, Willoughby, and Willoughby Hills; and
- West 150th/Warren Road in Lakewood, Cleveland and Brookpark.