Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Highway Performance Monitoring System: Seeing Traffic Density in Your Neighborhood

Mapbox has created a map visualizing the latest Highway Performance Monitoring System national highway dataset. The Open Highway Data Set Map shows all the HPMS traffic density measurements for US roads.

Roads on the map with traffic density data are colored yellow. The thickness of the yellow lines on the map relate to the amount of traffic. Thick lines indicate more traffic and thinner lines less traffic. Zoom in on the map and you can view the average number of vehicles per day for different sections of roads.

Visit the site and zoom in to your neighborhood to see how many vehicles travel daily on some of the local roads where you live. Below happens to be a screen shot of the Village of Herkimer, with some rudimentary roads labeled by me. Click on the map to enlarge it.