An adaptive signal control system in Toronto, Canada increased traffic flow speeds by 3 to 16 percent.

8-12 November 1999

Summary Information

This conference paper highlighted ITS and adaptive signal control techniques deployed in Toronto, Canada over the last 10 years.

Measurable efficiency benefits were reported during the following project.

Deployment of a SCOOT Signal System in Toronto

SCOOT (Split Cycle Offset Optimization Technique) was an adaptive signal control system that quickly updated signal timings to meet the needs of changing traffic volumes and patterns. Toronto conducted a demonstration project to compare SCOOT to fixed (i.e., predetermined) signal timing control plans and found the adaptive signal control system increased traffic flow speeds by 3 to 16 percent.

Benefit Comments

No comments posted to date

Comment on this Benefit

To comment on this summary, fill in the information below and click on submit. An asterisk (*) indicates a required field. Your name and email address, if provided, will not be posted, but are to contact you, if needed to clarify your comments.


ITS Technology Meeting Municipal Needs - The Toronto Experience

Author: Greenough and Kelman

Published By: Paper presented at the 6th World Congress Conference on ITS. Toronto, Canada

Source Date: 8-12 November 1999


Average User Rating

0 ( ratings)

Rate this Benefit

(click stars to rate)

Goal Areas


Typical Deployment Locations

Metropolitan Areas


traffic signals, adaptive signals

Benefit ID: 2007-00360