County Wide Traffic Survey

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  • #152554

    wrexview
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    All roads in WCBC area have traffic counters across them, there is obviously a comprehensive survey underway. Who has funded this project and what are their aims and objectives? It is all very well obtaining the data but what are they doing to do with it. To cover the whole County must be an expensive exercise. Are the actual costs published anywhere in the public domain ?

    #152555

    Matt
    Participant

    Is it possibly an expansion on the standard Department for Transport existing traffic count points?

    https://www.dft.gov.uk/traffic-counts/cp.php?la=Wrexham

    The ones listed here would be for 2016 – but surely it would be pointless/waste of money to duplicate counting systems if it was ran by someone else – unless in collaboration with the DfT.

    #152568

    Andy
    Participant

    I believe they are surveys for GoSafe Speed detection. They identify where vehicles are exceeding the speed limit.

    GoSafe Wales

    #152626

    Born Acorn
    Participant

    Ken Skates recently made reference to it, as part of WAG planning around redesigning J4 on the A483. Seems pretty focused around the trunk roads and primary routes.

    #152630
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
    Participant

    I believe they are surveys for GoSafe Speed detection. They identify where vehicles are exceeding the speed limit.

    They just count the number of axles crossing them. If they were speed detectors they would record different speeds depending on the wheelbase of the vehicles crossing them.

    #152645

    Mike Davies
    Participant

    Actually they do measure speed as well as traffic volume. They are not accurate enough to issue speeding tickets but they do measure speed for statistical purposes. Traffic volume can be measured by a single cable.

    #152724

    Andy
    Participant

    Traffic Counts and Speed Surveys
    for Dyfed Powys Police on behalf of GoSafe
    Service Pneumatic tubes (for speed surveys), Radar, Static Loop Counters and
    Bluetooth surveys
    Scale 19 Local Authorities across Wales
    Project Location Wales

    #152764

    Huw
    Participant

    Possibly something to do with the LDP? There are some as you enter the Fairways estate on St Mellion’s Crescent. I think that road is one of a few that may be used as an access road if the houses are built on the Cefn Road.

    #152926

    Huw
    Participant

    They seem to have all gone now so whatever they were surveying for looks to have been completed. We might find out soon.

    #152936

    Mike Davies
    Participant

    Loads still around Huw, maybe they are just relocating.

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