We collected traffic data and speed information on Canal Blvd from Sept 10th through Sept 26th 2019. The primary purpose of this data collection was to measure the impact on Canal Blvd due to the closure of 9600 N at Alpine Hwy. The short story is that the closure added between 400 and 500 trips per day to the current 1,000 trips a day. Note, Canal Blvd is a designed collector road that can readily accommodate`4,000 to 5,000 trips a day.
The analysis was provided to the police to help them in determining where to use their limited resources to watch for speeders. The table below summarizes the data collected for both east and west bound traffic by speed range.
The table below summarizes the data collected for both east and west bound traffic by speed range. The speed limit is 35 mph.
The charts below show average number of trips (one vehicle traveling in one direction) per day, the average speed traveled, and the percentage of trips with speed less than 5 mph over the limit, 5 to 10 mph over the limit, and 10 mph over the limit. I also thought it would be interesting to take a look at weekday vs. weekend traffic information, so there are charts for this information as well.