Traffic Calming

Urban SDK to Deliver 'Critical Next Step' for City of Roanoke

The City of Roanoke has called upon Urban SDK to assist with a variety of traffic calming needs.

The City of Roanoke has called upon Urban SDK to assist with a variety of traffic calming needs.

Urban SDK partners with the City of Roanoke

The city of Roanoke, Virginia has enlisted Urban SDK to help with a variety of traffic calming initiatives for the historic city, which is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Along with its idyllic views, Roanoke is a nationwide leader in exploring ways to mitigate road safety issues — as evidenced by a 2018 roundabout pilot, an awarded 2023 SS4A grant, and other plans. With Urban SDK, city officials will have even more visibility onto their roadways and a greater ability to chart the successes of calming measures.

"We're very excited to be working with Ian, Bobby, and the rest of the Roanoke team," said Urban SDK's Ross Loehr. "We love partnering with forward-thinkers, and their commitment to Vision Zero, traffic safety, and citizen engagement really meshes with company's core beliefs."

Roanoke officials intend to use Urban SDK's traffic management software to handle citizen complaints, identify high rates of speed, and focus on safety concerns for pedestrians and bikers. Urban SDK provides customers with traffic speeds on all local roads and map layers for volumes and collisions. This will enable officials to quickly validate and address citizen complaints.

"The Roanoke team said Urban SDK will be a 'critical next step for the city,'" said Loehr. "We're ready to help them make the leap."

About Urban SDK

Urban SDK provides State and Local Governments with a transportation system of record to monitor roadways and act more efficiently. Our software delivers speed and safety data on all local roadways, which helps officials quickly respond to public concerns, diagnose and prioritize at-risk roadways, measure the effectiveness of traffic calming initiatives, and then share their findings with citizens and councilmembers.