Australia: Cycling trends pre, during and post-COVID

Cycling levels around Australia have increased by up to 69% compared to pre-COVID. After the initial COVID bike boom, cycling levels dropped and plateaued at higher-than-normal across Australia. E-scooter use has increased dramatically with some sites recording near-on 3 times

Business Case for ATLYST – Logan City Council

Just south of Brisbane sits Logan City Council, a sprawling local government with a road network that connects 958 km2 of land throughout 70 suburbs. The Council’s newly created Traffic Management Centre has been tasked with establishing an organised traffic count

Updating the Austroads-94 vehicle class scheme

MetroCount has been actively campaigning to update the Austroads-94 vehicle class scheme so that councils and road authorities can better understand different types of vehicles and their behaviour on Australian roads. Being able to accurately recognise vehicle classes is extremely

Measuring ecological impact of traffic in rural Colorado

The state of Colorado in the USA contains over 3.5 million acres of federally protected wilderness, much of which lies in remote regions of the Rocky Mountains. Over 12,000 miles of Forest Service roads along with some unauthorised tracks criss-cross the land,

Real-time traffic data shows COVID impact

Last week’s COVID lockdown in Perth, Australia highlighted the value of real-time traffic data collection for monitoring individual vehicle movements during critical times. Collecting accurate data from every single vehicle and presenting the information in real-time has, until now, been

Traffic counters monitor borders during COVID

Many local governments and state road authorities have been using MetroCount traffic counters to monitor state borders during 2020’s coronavirus pandemic. Murray River Council (MRC), a local government entity responsible for 11,865 square kilometres of farmland and rural towns on

MetroCount’s commitment to sustainability

From MetroCount’s humble beginnings in 1987, founder Mike Kenny has always prioritised sustainable operational practices and a green approach to conducting business. As the company has continued to grow, sustainability has remained at the core of what MetroCount stands for.

Testing the RoadPod VT4 four-tube counter – A Case Study by Matrix Traffic and Transport Data

Matrix Traffic and Transport Data recently conducted independent testing of the RoadPod VT4 four-tube traffic counter. Read on for test results, parameters and outcomes.

Rural Road Safety in Western Australia

After a very quiet year attending minimal conferences or trade shows, MetroCount was very excited to get back into networking and discussing rural road safety at last week’s Western Australia Local Government Conference. Sarah, Dale and MetroCount’s new Projects Coordinator

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