Traffic Monitoring in the Philippines
MetroCount equipment has a strong presence in the Philippines with MC5600 portable traffic counters widely used by municipalities for routine traffic surveys. Philippine road authorities are confronted with ongoing issues of congestion and poor road condition.
Traffic Conditions in the Philippines
In Manila, the abrupt increase in car ownership and a failing public transport system, regularly transform highways into gridlocked car parks. The National Economic and Development Authority has developed the Metro Manila Dream Plan, a collaboration between the capital city and surrounding regions to combat congestion, air pollution and accommodate the predicted population growth in Manila (30 million by 2030).
Working to improve road conditions, regional authorities have identified two key areas to address; driver behaviour and traffic patterns. MetroCount CEO Mike Kenny travelled to the Philippines in the tropical heat of July to discuss options to gather useful traffic data. The trip included supervising the installation of permanent traffic data collection sites and a detailed MTE™ software seminar to highlight statistics that can be determined using MetroCount systems.
A major port city, Batangas faces traffic issues common across the country
Already familiar with the MC5600 portable system, DPWH regional coordinators and BQS-TED representatives travelled to the city of Batangas to observe the installation of three different MetroCount technologies: the MC5710 Permanent Piezo Classifier, the MC5810 Inductive Loop Classifier, and our latest MC5606 Remote Tube Classifier. A major port city, Batangas faces traffic issues common across the country and will benefit greatly from collecting long-term traffic data including vehicle volume, speed, class, and more advanced statistics such as vehicle gap.
Traffic Monitoring and Data Evaluation
The three systems will be verified against video and evaluated by engineers to determine suitability for Philippine applications. All three solutions provide remote via FieldPod® with each sensor type suited to a different application. The pneumatic tube MC5606 is the ideal for semi-permanent surveys with axle based classifications while for permanent monitoring, the piezo-based MC5710 differs from the loop based MC5810 in the classification of vehicles by axles vs vehicle length.
To learn more about with collection methods and MetroCounts technology, contact MetroCount today.