A Boston Man Sets Up His Own Speed Tracker


ROXBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Boston man created a homemade speed limit tracker to demonstrate how fast people are driving in his neighborhood.

Jason Bylsma lives on the stretch of Centre Street, between Holy Name and Weld Street.

The tech-savvy resident put together a Raspberry Pi computer, a camera, some open-source software, and a bit of tape and cable ties to build the speed tracker.

Bylsma said that even though the speed limit is 25 miles per hour, most people are going well beyond it.

In hopes of getting the city to take long-term action, he released a graph of the various speeds throughout the day.

He reported, "25th to 75th percentile speeds on Centre St are well above the posted speed limit of 25 mph at all hours, 7 days a week."

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports:

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