First publishedin World Highways
StreetLight Data, a mobility analytics company, has launched Traffic Diagnostics, a tool to better understand the causes of traffic jams and identify solutions.
StreetLight said that the tool, which assists multimodal planning and travel demand management, is available to its customers in the US. The tool is an addition to StreetLight Data's InSight, a platform for turning big data from mobile devices into transportation data analytics. StreetLight’s Traffic Diagnostics offers an overlay that locates traffic jams, analyses why they occur and suggests the best solutions for individual jams, explained Laura Schewel, chief executive and co-founder of StreetLight Data. Traffic Diagnostics can focus on optimal locations for new bicycle lanes and sidewalks, transit routes, employer shuttles and overall network improvements.
Traffic Diagnostics helps planners compare traffic volume and causes of congestion across thousands of traffic jams in a matter of minutes. It also enables users to create visualisations that tell the story of traffic jams to stakeholders.