TrafficCOM measures and records the following four parameters:
This information can be used in combination with, or separately from, conventional measurements like Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT).
With TrafficCOM you can use the process of information gathering and analysis as a tool for participation in the transportation planning process. Data collected by TrafficCOM allows you to effectively work with transportation agencies, advocacy organizations, property developers/owners, and other people who are engaged in making decisions about transportation.
For example, with TrafficCOM you can:
TrafficCOM is a device and web service that you can use to build relationships that are an important step towards changing your local or regional transportation system.
Among other parameters, TrafficCOM allows you to measure Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT), which is a standardized indicator for measuring the rate of automobiles traveling down a street. AADT is a value used by transportation engineers to help guide changes to street design based on federal and state transportation design standards. Not all changes to street design are based on AADT, or federal and state standards, however AADT is critical for certain changes and for working with transportation agencies. More about AADT can be found here.
By collecting traffic information, or working with other organizations to collect traffic data, you can begin to advocate for and implement changes to street design, infrastructure maintenance, transportation programming, and enfacement of regulations and laws, that can result in a safe, efficient, sustainable, and more logical transportation system.
The simple process of collecting data and mapping your results can begin or advance the process of advocating for smart changes.