Vehicle traffic is automatically counted at all Richmond traffic signals using the same vehicle detectors the controller uses to allot green light movements. The counting detectors are located in each lane behind the stop line. There are approximately 1,650 volume counting detectors throughout the city monitoring traffic flow in five minute increments, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The following traffic flow data is available online:
- A.M. peak hour traffic flow map
- P.M. peak hour traffic flow map
- Lane by Lane Traffic Counts (zoom down to the intersection level and click on the red icon to view counts)
- Pedestrian Signal Data (Average over 2000-2006)
- Special Crosswalk Data (Average over 2004-2006)
- Traffic Signal Ranking by Volume
- Graph of Traffic Volume at Russ Baker Way and Cessna Drive
Electronic files of current traffic volumes can be sent upon request. Please include the following information:
- Intersection name
- Day(s) of week
- Time of day
Traffic Signals Staff are currently upgrading the Central Traffic Management System software which will affect the availability of new traffic counts. Updated traffic counts should be available in 2016.
Disclaimer: The traffic flow data available on this web site is for informational purposes. The City of Richmond makes no claim as to the accuracy of the data, and is not responsible for errors or omissions.