Every year since 2012, Miovision has conducted a peer-driven Traffic Signal Survey. The survey measures the current state of traffic signal maintenance and operations in North America. The question categories include: traffic data collection traffic data reporting and visualization activities software and systems traffic signal connectivity
We previously covered traffic congestion across the United States, in Europe and in China. Residents of these areas have experienced the joy of traffic congestion that stretches many kilometers and increases their daily commute time substantially. Sao Paulo in Brazil is no exception.
Many organizations are preparing for the fall count season. Whether collecting traffic data in-house or using a data collection vendor, transportation professionals are ramping up their efforts for this busy season.
Continuing from last week’s blog article, we will review the remaining traffic study types including Trip Generation, ALPR, Origin Destination, Travel Time and Parking Study. The goal is to provide insight into each traffic study, how it is utilized and what challenges can come up.
In the last blog article, we reviewed North America’s Most Congested Cities. Although Canada and the US are one of the largest countries in the world, Europe has a larger population and population density. North America has a population of approximately 529 million and population density around 32 people per km. Europe is less than half the size and has a population of about 738 million and population density of approximately 72.5 people per km.
Countries across Europe have a longer history and established infrastructure earlier on. European congestion is ranked at 24%, which is 4% higher than in North America.
In this week’s blog article, we will be reviewing the most congested European cities according to GPS manufacturer, TomTom.
With population growth on the rise, many urban areas are growing faster than their city’s infrastructure and transportation networks. Last year the world’s population exceeded seven billion people and many large cities are already encountering overcrowding on public transit, increased pollution levels, and longer traffic delays.
The GPS manufacturer, Tom Tom, published its latest Congestion Index, which measures congestion as a percentage difference when compared to free-flow traffic. This percentage indicates how much longer it will take to travel through the city with the normal amount of traffic than if there were no vehicles or congestion on the road.
North American congestion is rated at 20%. This week, we’ll review the top 5 congested cities in North America.
Miovision is a leading provider of traffic data collection technology, specifically through our Scout video collection units (VCU). The Scout provides traffic engineers with the ability to easily collect traffic data by deploying these portable, non-intrusive units to record traffic movements within an intersection which are processed using our proprietary video analytics software.
This month we celebrate Earth Day which is an annual event to bring awareness to the environment and focus on environmental issues. The transportation industry has been implementing many green initiatives and this Earth Day, we’ll focus on what government organizations and State DOTs are putting into action.
This past weekend Miovision attended the Green Living show at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, Ontario. This is one of North America’s largest green living consumer events and attracts over 400 exhibitors and 30,000 individuals over three days. It features a wide range of different green products and services, such as transportation, food, green building, eco-tourism and fashion.
With the days being longer and the first day of spring having arrived yesterday, traffic engineers are ramping up to begin the spring count season. The spring is a great time to plan your traffic data collection and project objectives for the remainder of the year. Planning ahead will help provide efficiencies in traffic data collection equipment deployment, traffic study turnaround time and resource availability.
In this week’s blog, Miovision reviews the Top 3 Traffic Data Projects to Start Off Your Spring Count Season. These top three traffic data collection projects will provide resource efficiencies– the equipment can be used across these three projects. The traffic data collected is also relatable and can be used for various other projects.
Last week’s blog article was the first half of a two part blog exploring how arterial roads can be improved to reduce crashes from a traffic engineer’s perspective. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), crashes on arterial roads are becoming exceeding serious due to the frequency of travel and because many urban arterial roads weren’t designed to accommodate the current vehicle capacity within the USA.
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