IMPROVING LIVES with Traffic Data

IMPROVING LIVES with Traffic Data

As our streets and highways become more congested, traffic data collection and analysis are becoming even more important. Before we can design any solutions, we must first understand the problem. This is where real-life data and analytics come into play. Continuing our commitment to providing quality, common sense solutions to our clients, TREKK has recently adopted traffic data collection technology that allows us to safely and accurately collect traffic data at intersections and along roadway segments. The video data collected by this camera technology equips us with the information needed to determine a cost-effective and feasible solution. It also eliminates the need for manual traffic counts, keeping our staff safely out of the way of traffic, especially during peak periods. How We Collect Data Traffic cameras are installed onto existing signs, poles or posts along a roadway network to record data for a specific amount of time. Once mounted, the cameras telescope upward for a birds-eye view of the location. They can record anywhere from a few hours to capture peak hour volumes or an entire 24-hour period. The cameras can withstand and record during inclement weather including strong winds, rain, and snow. Traffic data can be collected along a roadway segment to measure roadway volume or at intersections to gather turning movement counts. We can also collect time-to-travel data to determine the length of time it takes vehicles to travel from one intersection to another. The cameras have a visibility limit of 170 feet during both day and night, which is adequate for most intersections. Larger intersections or roundabouts may require two cameras to collect data. From Video...