Road Safety Lessons from ARSC2017

It’s Friday and this year’s Australasian Road Safety Conference is behind us, but the enthusiasm for road safety is clearly palpable, and will not quieten down. In fact, those 600+ delegates who filled up the Crown Perth venue were/are so

Belgian Road Congress: Bikes, Pedestrians and Smart Mobility

Last week we returned to Brussels to attend the Belgian Road Congress, an event that takes place every four years. As usual, the programme has included sessions on all aspects of road infrastructure, attracting professional such as constructors, urban planners,

Bike Monitoring Network in North Brabant

MetroCount, in collaboration with Basec, was recently awarded a 3-year contract to monitor bikes in the Dutch province of North Brabant. Work has begun to commission over 50 bike data sites across the region. MetroCount will utilise the latest in

TrafficInfraTech 2017: Smart Mobility in India

We have just returned from a week in Hyderabad, attending the TrafficIntraTech 2017 exhibition. Attending every show since its inception, we have been excited by the changes taking place in India. In the words of our Technical Sales Specialist, Maurice Berger,

Impact of speed humps in City of Fremantle

To improve safety, Fremantle City Council recently installed speed humps on two major arteries. South Terrace feeds into the city and features cafes and art galleries with high volumes of pedestrians and cyclists. The street was equipped with short, temporary

New Zealand: One Network Road Classification

The IPWEA 2017 conference in Perth provided a great platform to discuss traffic data with engineers from across Australia, NZ and a handful of other countries. You can see all papers here. Of particular note to MetroCount users in NZ,

Traffic Data in Bagdad

Accurate traffic data is an essential part of any traffic engineering effort, whether it is downtown NYC or in the Iraqi capital of Bagdad. From designing road surfaces based on volumes of the different vehicle classes to assessing and implementing

Talking Bicycle and Pedestrian Data at ITE Toronto

We spent the last 4 days in Toronto, attending the ITE 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibit. The theme of this event was Transportation for All: Putting New Ideas into Practice with sessions covering topics such as Smart Cities, Protected Bikeways, Autonomous Vehicles,

A Round About Way in WA – AITPM

First and Foremost… Roundabouts The AITPM WA AGM and technical session last week brought together an interesting panel of speakers and tackled a contentious topic. Main Roads WA prioritises roundabouts as the first preference for intersection design. Alternatives must be

Pro-Tip | Modify Header Post-unload in MTE

Mistakes happen… While MTE’s site lists feature is designed to reduce data entry errors, it’s good to know how to edit the header in case you have entered an incorrect direction code, or mistyped a lat, long. Header details are meta-information that

Our 6 Favourite Bikes from Velo-city

Velo-city 2017 in the Arnhem-Nijmegen region of the Netherlands included over 1,400 local and international participants in a celebration of cycling culture. We snapped pics of our 5 favourite bikes spotted in and around the show. #1. A Classic Wooden Bike

Velo-city 2017: The Cultural Home of Cycling

Combining his love of cycling with his love for Dutch culture, MetroCount CEO Mike Kenny joined Regional Manager – Daryl Ellison and Survey Manager – Robert Mulder at our Velo-city exhibition stand. MetroCount in the Netherlands Celebrating a rich bike