An origin-destination study is used for planning purposes to determine traffic patterns along a given route or set of routes. All traffic patterns (or a sample of specified traffic patterns) are collected using a variety of methods. Anonymous data from a driver’s smart phone, license plate readers or aerial tracking via drone can be utilized to determine routes throughout a given area.
Origin-destination studies provide the client with actual traffic patterns which can result in a sound decision when making a major change to a roadway. Origin-destination studies go beyond turning movement counts at a single intersection. Technology can be applied to track a vehicle anonymously through a corridor to determine route and speed information.
TEC has performed origin-destination studies for road closures, road openings, “cut-through” traffic, routes to places of employment, and more. With origin-destination information, accurate assumptions can be made when planning major roadway changes. This can help determine the effects on the surrounding transportation network.
Please contact TEC if you feel an origin-destination study would provide you with the information you need to make the right decision.
Click here to check out some of the Origin-Destination Studies completed by TEC.
October 23, 2019 | Written by Kellie Linville, PE