Metrics for transportation planning

StreetLight Insight® offers metrics for mission-critical planning studies. Get the facts on current performance and go back in time to measure the impact of your decisions.

We selected a real-life example for each planning use case supported by StreetLight Insight® — to demonstrate its flexibility and help you get started.

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Active Mode Analytics (Bike & Ped) ⟶
Before-and-After Studies ⟶
Congestion Studies ⟶
Emergency Planning ⟶
Event and Tourism Studies ⟶
Freight Studies ⟶
Infrastructure Prioritization ⟶
Last Mile Studies ⟶
Travel Demand Management ⟶

Active mode analytics (bike and pedestrian)

A large city needed areawide travel data to estimate demand for new infrastructure. Using StreetLight, planners captured volume and destination zones of vehicle trips. This helped planners forecast the share of vehicle trips that could be converted to transit and active transportation modes.

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Before-and-after studies

A city placed travel restrictions on highway ramps in order to better manage cut-through traffic in residential neighborhoods. When residents questioned whether or not the measures helped, StreetLight’s before-and-after metrics provided empirical proof that congestion on local streets was reduced by 33%.

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Congestion studies

Looking for creative ways to mitigate commuter traffic, planners ran a StreetLight analysis that identified the main office park locations and commuter routes for peak-time travelers. Planners used the metrics to get buy-in from businesses to add employee shuttles.

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Emergency evacuation response planning

Wildfires, floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters put communities and towns with limited evacuation routes at high risk. Plan ahead by understanding the load on your area’s evacuation routes, and get residents to safety quickly.

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Event and tourism studies

Two cities partnered to connect via a long-distance bike trail. Once implemented, StreetLight’s analytics showed that 50% of trail users were tourists from outside the region, helping the cities quantify economic impact.

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Freight studies

A Department of Transportation wanted to make highway improvements to optimize travel for freight arriving and departing from the region’s largest port. StreetLight’s analysis highlighted the most-traveled routes for port trucks, supporting a $1-billion investment.

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Infrastructure prioritization

A Department of Transportation wanted to prioritize projects for supporting multimodal commutes across the state. StreetLight’s analysis identified statewide walking and biking activity patterns for determining the best locations for bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, and more.

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First and last mile studies

Planners aimed to enhance first- and last-mile infrastructure by better connecting bike and pedestrian travel to a transit hub. StreetLight’s metrics identified the most-used and highest-potential roads for adding both bike lanes and pedestrian pathways.

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Travel demand modeling

A city faced growing congestion and objectives to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Using StreetLight, planners analyzed road segments to diagnose areas where mitigation tactics, such as shuttles and transit, could have the biggest impact.

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