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Old 04-30-2014, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Has anyone else noticed the numerous automatic traffic counters around the city?

I wonder if they are figuring out which road(s) are needing repairing the most? Or something else
They do traffic counts every other year. The last time I checked the numbers, the intersection of Greenville Blvd and East 10th St was the busiest in the city with 127,000 vehicle trips a day.


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Old 04-30-2014, 07:49 AM
 
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They do traffic counts every other year. The last time I checked the numbers, the intersection of Greenville Blvd and East 10th St was the busiest in the city with 127,000 vehicle trips a day.


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I've just never noticed (maybe the keyword) so many deployed on so many roads throughout the city.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:51 AM
 
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This is probably more Google Maps news than anything else. But you now have the ability to see previous Street views Google has taken. For example, you can toggle from the old Kings Arms apartments to The Province. Or from the old Georgetown apts to currently a field (on the maps).

I tried to think of other areas that would show dramatic changes from 2008 - 2012/13
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Check out the new Wal-Mart!

You start with houses, then a field, then the store.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:19 AM
 
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I must have missed the announcement, but PGV airport has a new website design. And it doesn't look straight from 1998.

wwwflypgvcom
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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You're right, it looks more like 2003.

They can't afford anything better than that?
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:36 PM
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They do traffic counts every other year. The last time I checked the numbers, the intersection of Greenville Blvd and East 10th St was the busiest in the city with 127,000 vehicle trips a day.


NCDOT: Traffic Volume Maps
Wait, how is this measured? Here in MD our busiest highways carry about 200,000 cars a day and they def fill more packed than any street in Greenville, are they telling me that Greenville BLVD and 10th St intersection nearly handles the same amount of traffic as our busiest highway here or is the measurement a bit different? I don't even think there are that many cars in Greenville.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:14 PM
 
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Wait, how is this measured? Here in MD our busiest highways carry about 200,000 cars a day and they def fill more packed than any street in Greenville, are they telling me that Greenville BLVD and 10th St intersection nearly handles the same amount of traffic as our busiest highway here or is the measurement a bit different? I don't even think there are that many cars in Greenville.
It appears that the measure is based on the count of each car going through each individual entrance to the intersection... At least that is what the map indicates. There probably aren't any roads in ENC with counts of 127k.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Wait, how is this measured? Here in MD our busiest highways carry about 200,000 cars a day and they def fill more packed than any street in Greenville, are they telling me that Greenville BLVD and 10th St intersection nearly handles the same amount of traffic as our busiest highway here or is the measurement a bit different? I don't even think there are that many cars in Greenville.
There are 4 counters at that intersection. Or they may move the same counter 4 times. Regardless of the specific way they're counted, you could have 25,000 vehicle trips in each direction, on both roads. That would mean 100,000 vehicle trips (I used the same terminology in my original post) occur at that intersection on a typical day. It doesn't mean that 100,000 unique vehicles move through the intersection.

You could have a delivery driver going through the intersection 20 times a day and it will still be counted as 20 vehicle trips.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:37 PM
 
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It appears that the measure is based on the count of each car going through each individual entrance to the intersection... At least that is what the map indicates. There probably aren't any roads in ENC with counts of 127k.
I think you are right. Each car passing through is counted on two sides of the intersection, so the total traffic passing through would be half that amount which would be 63,500. The busiest intersection in Greensboro has 61,300 passing through and Winston-Salem's is 54,000. No way could Greenville's be 127,000. The term vehicle trips is sort of misleading.

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