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
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) launched The Great Canadian Challenge earlier this November. This initiative aims at getting more Canadians involved within the Nation’s transportation specifically around the state of the roads, transit systems and other municipal infrastructure. It invites Canadians into the discussion, debate and support of infrastructure solutions and investments.
Across North America, many cities are installing roundabouts rather than the traditional signalized intersections. The reason for the sudden surge of roundabouts is their ability to improve traffic flow as well as reduce crashes and the severity of crashes in comparison to a signalized intersection.
India is the second largest country in terms of population with over 1.2 billion people and is continuously growing. Although there are varying modes of transportation including by land, water and air, access to all modes isn’t uniform across the country.
Private vehicles are used by the more affluent community and there are only about 103 million on the road and only 10% of households own a motorcycle. The primary mode of transportation is public transit, the most common being buses.
As a result of high bus usage, the government created an initiative in Delhi, the Indian capital, to reduce traffic congestion by creating an experimental fast lane for buses. This Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor system allows bus users a smoother ride and reduce traffic congestion.
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.
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.
In the previous blog article, National Traffic Signal Report Card 2012 from the NTOC – Part One, we reviewed previous results of NTOC Report Cards and this year’s results including two of the five criteria that attribute to the overall grade.
This week’s blog article will focus on the importance of signal operations as well as the remaining three criteria that contributed to the NTOC Report Card.
Miovision attended the ITS America Annual Meeting and Expo at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland from May 21-23. The event was entitled, “Smart Transportation: A Future We Can Afford”, and focused on affordable strategies to create smart cities and communities that are safer, cleaner, more affordable and less congested.
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.
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