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Jason’s Law affects truck parking in every state, but how can you determine the optimal parking options? Fehr & Peers and StreetLight Data teamed up to study truck parking options on the I-5 corridor in California’s Central Valley. Our results can help DOTs increase highway safety for all drivers.
Stasa ZivojnovicMay 30, 2019
Truck traffic creates the most road wear, but what’s the best way to accurately measure truck traffic? That’s where Big Data comes in. GPS data can pinpoint trip origin, destination, route, duration, and more. Traditional truck traffic measurement just can't keep up.
Jon WerginMay 9, 2019
For growing metro areas like Atlanta, congestion pricing is a hot topic. Since I live and work in Atlanta, and also happen to work for a company that uses Big Data for transportation analytics, I ran my own sample study on Atlanta’s congestion. Here’s what I learned.
Matt PettitMay 6, 2019
With the right support and infrastructure, bikes can extend access to and from other modes like transit, and even boost overall transit ridership. See what the city of Dallas recently learned in this bike commuting analysis.
Jim HubbellApril 25, 2019
Looking for ride hailing services data? That’s a challenge in a business where no data exists outside of a few dominant companies like Lyft and Uber who don’t share. Fortunately, Big Data has answers.
Andrew KuzmikApril 10, 2019
Big Data is a critical tool for transportation, but we must make sure that privacy is protected. Here is how we deliver the analytics required to solve the overwhelming transportation challenges confronting our communities, in a way that protects consumer privacy.
Kara SelkeApril 5, 2019
If your transportation department has not started planning for the backyard poultry trend, now is the time to start, with StreetLight’s new Poultry In Motion metrics.
Ryan LinkApril 1, 2019
A higher sample size yields better results. That’s why we’ve doubled our typical sample size since last month, and more than quadrupled it since last year. This reflects general growth in new devices and new apps in our supply chain.
Laura SchewelMarch 25, 2019
Experienced planner and former competitive cyclist Sean Co guides our clients using Big Data metrics for bike-ped applications. We talked with Sean about his bike racing background, the power of bike-ped metrics, and what fuels his passion for active transportation.
Editorial TeamMarch 12, 2019
How does gig driving interact with congestion? A road-by-road analysis in Miami.
Laura Schewel and Tanner Burke and Christy WilloughbyDecember 13, 2018
Let's add an excerpt and see if this helps rThe "Waze Effect" of drivers cutting through local streets to avoid congestion on major roads is hitting communities across the world. Find out how Big Data can help cities fight back by following four simple steps.educe the space.
Kaleb OsagieAugust 28, 2018
Where do people take rest stops when they travel on I-95? Learn how Big Data analytics for transportation anonymously describes the travel patterns of visitors to rest stops along the East Coast, including traffic volumes, trip destinations, and trip lengths.
Talie LernerJuly 27, 2018
In many areas, multimodal travel is easier and more efficient than ever. Explore what multimodal travel behavior means for transportation planners by learning why Catherine Manzo of StreetLight Data used seven different modes of travel on a recent cross-country trip.
Catherine ManzoJuly 20, 2018
Find out how transportation engineers from Acradis used real-world transportation analytics from geospatial Big Data for infrastructure planning and public engagement. Our blog article details three unique bridge-focused case studies from Louisiana.
Thomas Montz and Luis AlvergueJuly 12, 2018
Find out how StreetLight Data Engineer Joan Lim used Big Data analytics to plan her travel itinerary for Memorial Day in this blog post.
Joan LimMay 24, 2018
Discover the how the new Traffic Diagnostics tool from StreetLight Data can help transportation planers, modelers, and engineers use Big Data to identify causes of congestion, the best travel demand solutions for specific traffic jams, and high potential active transportation opportunities across an entire city.
Laura SchewelMay 21, 2018
Find out why Uber is using StreetLight Data's analytics to help plan UberAIR, a brand-new aerial urban transportation mode that promises to revolutionize the way people travel.
Laura SchewelMay 11, 2018
Do you have a long commute? Explore this article on factors that impact commutes, and the solutions available for urban planners to address this challenge.
Tori CliffordApril 1, 2018
To better understand commutes across America, StreetLight Data has compiled information on where commutes are the longest.
Tori CliffordMarch 13, 2018
Find out about travel patterns to Warriors games in our latest Big Data analysis.
Teresa TapiaDecember 14, 2017
The key advantage of Big Data for evacuation planning is that it provides up-to-date information about trends in travel behavior.
Laura SchewelOctober 26, 2017
Traditionally, public transit planners improve systems by looking at existing transit users? behavior. Find out how Big Data can help address this.
Catherine Manzo and Joan LimOctober 11, 2017
We used Location-Based Services data to measure Labor Day travel patterns - and found out how many American workers are commuting during this public holiday.
Laura SchewelSeptember 5, 2017
Find out how has StreetLight helped the Northern Virginia Department of Transportation create less traffic congestion.
Julie HirniJune 22, 2017
Using Big Data for transportation planning can help us realize the promise of autonomous vehicles - and mitigate potential negative consequences.
Laura SchewelMarch 16, 2017
Two of the questions we’re often asked here at StreetLight Data are: “What percentage of the population is creating the location records in your sample?" and "Does the location data in your sample fairly represent all income groups, or is it biased?” In this blog post, we’re pulling back the curtain on our internal evaluation process with a deep-dive analysis of…
Laura SchewelFebruary 21, 2017
Limited budgets and inaccurate forecasting are common problems transportation planners face. Solve them with the right tools for transportation data collection.
Tori CliffordJanuary 5, 2017
Sample size is key for data collection projects in transportation. In this post, we explore how we evaluated our sample size for commercial vehicles in CA.
Laura SchewelJune 13, 2016
Multiple examples of how analyzing commercial vehicle traffic can help planners optimize traffic flow and road usage.
Laura SchewelJanuary 22, 2016