Turning movements, direction of travel, pedestrian movements, or vehicle tenancy. Automatically counts are typically used to garner data for determination of vehicle hourly patterns, daily or seasonal variations and growth trends, or annual traffic estimates. Road tubes have been the go-to method for traffic engineers who are collecting road volume counts in a roadway. They are fairly inexpensive and collect numerous classifications. If double road tubes are laid, speed studies can also be collected. These features are what contribute to road tubes’ popularity for road volume data collection. However, there have also had some limitations like safety, durability etc. To deploy road tubes, technicians need to step out into the roadway and install them on the road.
Road tubes are fairly cheap, but it doesn’t mean that they grow from tree In certain weather conditions, tubes can be a challenge. If there is snow or ice, they can be difficult to deploy or can be ripped up from snow plows. Road tubes can be damaged by the street sweepers.consistency laying road tubes in these conditions only to be damaged can be quite costly. Also, hammering in road tubes can be very damaging to the road. It is better to say that the Road Volume Count is recording/counting of the number of vehicles passing through a road over a period of time. It is usually expressed in terms of the Passenger Car Unit (PCU) and measured to calculate Level of Service of the road and related attributes like congestion, carrying capacity, V/C Ratio, identification of peak hour or extended peak hour etc. Road volume count or RVC is usually done as a part of transportation survey, RVC can be classified or unclassified.
Need of Road Volume Count:
The Road Volume Survey is an important part of Town Planning, especially for a town planner. It includes counting the number of vehicles passing through a survey station. It is used to Checking the efficiency/saturation of the road network by comparing current traffic volume with the calculated capacity or by identifying levels of service. Establishing the use of the road network of vehicles of different categories, traffic distribution, PCU/vehicle value. Need of median shifting or road widening.
The purpose classified traffic volume count is to draw inferences on the basis of data collected. To provide possible solutions and improvement suggestion for the problem identified. The objectives covered in it includes identifying the hourly distribution of vehicles and peak hour, identify levels of service and compare modal composition on different hierarchy of roads in our study area.