The Traffic Monitoring Practices Guide for Canadian Provinces and Municipalities provides the first national-level guidance on the planning, design, and implementation of traffic monitoring programs in Canada. The Guide is intended to promote uniformity in the approach and techniques used to deliver traffic monitoring programs, and to improve the quality of the traffic data provided by these programs. It makes frequent reference to existing guidance and standards available elsewhere (principally in the United States), but accounts for the uniqueness of the Canadian context.
The scope of the Guide covers all functions within a traffic monitoring program: design and evaluation; data collection and analysis; and reporting traffic data. Separate guidance is provided for motorized and non-motorized modes. It also addresses the unique issues and challenges associated with monitoring interrupted traffic flow conditions, which are common in urban environments.
This publication is intended for transportation professionals involved in the planning, design, implementation, and management of traffic monitoring programs, as well as those with responsibilities involving the application of traffic data.