Thursday, August 15, 2013
Real-Time Traffic for Vancouver Roads
Vancouver has a new, real-time traffic map to help drivers plan their journeys. The map displays real-time information for major roads in the Metro area.
The DriveBC map colour-codes roads by the current traffic conditions, green indicates that traffic is moving well, orange shows traffic that is slow and red means traffic is very slow. The traffic data is based on anonymous tracking of cellphone signals. The movement of cellphone signals is calculated to measure real-time traffic flow which is then displayed on the map.
The map includes a number of other useful features for Vancouver drivers, including route planning, traffic cams and current and planned road closures.