Traffic data to be collected during holidays in Milton
17 December 2012
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) today announced traffic and pedestrian data will be collected at Milton during the holidays to help reduce future traffic delays.
"RMS will install temporary video monitoring equipment which will be used to identify any issues with traffic and pedestrians using the Princes Highway from Thomas Street to Church Street," an RMS spokesperson said.
"The monitoring equipment has been put in place after concerns were raised about traffic queues through Milton around Christmas time.
"To help identify the best ways to reduce delays monitoring equipment will record traffic and pedestrian movements from 21 December to 3 January.
"The camera will monitor the number of vehicles and pedestrians crossing in the area, the location of where pedestrians cross the road, how quickly they cross, risks from vehicles entering the traffic flow and other issues.
"Traffic can double on the Princes Highway at this time of year and built up areas where local communities and through traffic combine can cause delays and increase the risk of a crash.
"No personal or identifying data will be captured by the monitoring equipment during the two week project," the spokesperson said.