SRPEDD's Traffic Counting Program collects volume, speed and vehicle classification data on roads throughout the region as well as turning movement counts at intersections.
Effective transportation planning requires accurate and timely data. SRPEDD's Traffic Count Program uses Jamar Automated Traffic Recorders (ATRs) to obtain traffic volume, speed and classification data on roads and Trafx Automated Counters to record bicycle and pedestrian volumes on paths and sidewalks. Turning movement volume counts (TMCs) are also collected for all signalized intersections in the region.
The information obtained from these counts enables planners and engineers to study existing road and highway conditions that relate to the problem at hand. The volume data collected can also be projected into the future, which provides the opportunity to identify potential problems before they develop, as well as seek solutions to existing situations.