Traffic Monitoring Practices for Canadian Provinces and Municipalities

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This webinar provided guidance concerning traffic monitoring program delivery in Canadian provinces and municipalities. It addressed planning, design and traffic data collection, analysis, and dissemination. Traffic monitoring practices for both motorized and non-motorized modes were also presented.


  • Introduction
  • Fundamental concepts
  • Program design
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Data dissemination
  • Summary
  • Questions 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe fundamental components of a traffic monitoring program, unique challenges of monitoring non-motorized modes, and importance of quality assurance
  • Consider data customer needs in the development of a Traffic Monitoring Plan
  • Identify key considerations in the selection of traffic monitoring equipment
  • Understand different methods to calculate annual average daily traffic
  • Identify opportunities to implement non-traditional traffic data dissemination tools

Target Audience

  • Transportation professionals involved in the planning, design, implementation, and management of traffic monitoring programs for provincial and municipal agencies in Canada
  • Professionals involved in the application of traffic data and/or related research

Originally presented on August 22, 2017.


Dr. Jonathan Regehr, P. Eng., Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba, and Founding Partner, MORR Transportation Consulting
Dr. Regehr has conducted research and has led projects for federal, provincial, and municipal agencies involving traffic information systems, freight transportation systems, railway engineering, traffic engineering, and transport regulation. This expert in traffic monitoring recently orchestrated the development of the first Canadian guidance for traffic monitoring practitioners. Dr. Regehr is co-chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Highway Traffic Monitoring Committee and a board member of the International Society for Weigh-in-Motion. He has served as an expert panelist for the U.S. Traffic Monitoring Guide Update. As Director of the Manitoba Highway Traffic Information System, a partnership between Manitoba Infrastructure and the University of Manitoba, Dr. Regehr oversees the production of traffic statistics for Manitoba’s highway network.

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