Data Map
Browse the map for data submitted by the TrafficCOMmunity.
Automobiles counted
Bicycles counted
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Total Points

Automobile Points

Bicycle Points
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Collecting Data

Data is Power

TrafficCOM measures and records the following four parameters:

  • The number of automobiles and bicycles
  • The number of minutes the counter was deployed
  • The rate of automobiles and bicycles per hour
  • The average speed of automobiles and bicycles (miles per hour)
  • This information can be used in combination with, or separately from, conventional measurements like Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT).

    What You Can Do With It

    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:

  • Track the average speed of cars driving down your street
  • Track bicycle ridership on a particular bike-lane, or throughout the entire city
  • Track how many cars are coming in and out of your parking lot
  • See how many bicycles or cars parked at your event
  • Track trends in automobile and bicycle movement down a main road
  • See what impacts construction is having on your transportation network
  • Add valuable data to your local or regional research project

  • Everyone Can Use It

  • Planners and engineers
  • Policy-makers
  • Students/researchers
  • Business improvement districts
  • Property/business owners
  • Community members
  • Transportation safety advocates

  • Applying the Collected Data

    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.