How To Collect Traffic Data
Long gone are the days when the best way to collect traffic data was by laying a pneumatic tube across a road. Nowadays, radar is one of the most accurate, cost effective, and reliable means of gathering the information your neighborhood or city needs.
Stalker Street Dynamics offers a variety of options for collecting traffic data. You can choose a solution that is designed solely for covertly gathering data with our Traffic Data Collector (TDC), or you can do so while providing motorists with valuable feedback in the form of a radar “Your Speed” sign or a variable message trailer.
1. Most Versatile
The Street Dynamics PMG (Pole-Mounted Graphic Display) can be utilized for a wide variety of applications. It can be used as a radar speed sign, as a customizable LED VMS board that can show both still and animated messages, and, when paired with our flood sensor or other device, can be automatically triggered to warn drivers of water on the roadway, a road closure, or other hazards. No matter how you utilize your PMG, it will be collecting traffic data the entire time it is powered on.
2. Most Powerful
The Message Center 360 (MC360) is our flagship variable message sign. It can be used as a speed trailer, to collect traffic data, or to show a wide variety of pre-programmed messages and animations, or custom program your own message for a special event. It will collect and store traffic data which can be easily downloaded.
3. Most Inconspicuous
The Traffic Data Collector (TDC) is an inconspicuous traffic data collecting unit that is easily mounted to sign posts and utility poles. It operates up to seven days on a single internal battery or can be paired with a small solar panel to operate indefinitely.
It is easy to move your TDC to various locations around your neighborhood or city so you can create a well-rounded data set to make decisions backed by solid data.
How To View Your Traffic Data
Collecting traffic data is only the first stage to creating safer streets, neighborhoods, and cities. Fortunately, Street Dynamics offers two ways to view and use your traffic data: the Street Dynamics Web Portal, which allows you to access traffic data from your connected PMGs remotely, and with our Easy Analyst and Traffic Analyst software suite, which is included with all our products equipped with traffic data collection capabilities.
And these are just some of the options we offer for collecting traffic data. If you would like to speak with a Stalker Radar representative about how we can help you build the most comprehensive traffic safety system for your city, click the Contact Us button below and we will get back to you shortly!
Ready To Learn More About Traffic Data?
The decisions you make about traffic and infrastructure will have a decisive impact on your community’s safety and economy. By properly managing traffic, you can enhance safety, spend resources more efficiently, and make living in your city more enjoyable.
Converting raw traffic data into useful, actionable information can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. Fortunately, Street Dynamic’s Web Portal and Easy Analyst software create charts and reports from your traffic data in just a few clicks.