Automatic traffic count (ATC) data is used for a variety of purposes to support transport planning and design considerations, for example in visibility splay assessments. It is a highly cost effective method of collecting large volumes of a week or more of classified and/ or speed data.
Typically, for temporary surveys, we would collect data using an air pulse recording device connected to pneumatic tubes. By deploying the most advanced tube based Metrocount units we can report a vehicle by vehicle basis for not only class and speed but also for gap and headway. Alternatively, where necessary due to safety considerations, we can deploy radar recording units to provide a simplified classified count and speed data.
In addition to temporary applications, we collect data from permanent (typically inductive loop) counts sites and can install and commission these for local authorities, retail, leisure or other developments.