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Galway City Mobility Dashboard shows Travel Patterns returning to pre-Covid levels


Galway City Mobility Dashboard shows Travel Patterns returning to pre-Covid levels

The Galway City ‘Mobility Dashboard’ is an online resource showing trends in travel patterns in Galway City, including real-time journey times; the number of cars moving through the city on a given day, and travel alerts. Comparison of traffic movements on the N6 Bothar na dTreabh shows daily traffic movements are increasing to pre-Covid levels as society reopens, with daily totals approaching 23,000 vehicles. This compares to daily totals of just over 11,000 vehicles for the same period last year when strict Covid restrictions were in place, and up to 25,000 vehicles per day pre-Covid. The Galway City Mobility dashboard has a number of tools and tabs to visualise information about travel in Galway City, and will be of interest to both the public, and Consultants delivering transport, housing or other capital projects in the City. The Dashboard can be accessed through https://mytrafficcounts.com/public-login

Commenting on the dashboard, Susan Loughnane, Senior Executive Engineer with Galway City Council, said, “The Galway City Mobility Dashboard shows data from a number of sources including the annual Galway City traffic surveys; Census commuting data; travel time data; and permanent traffic counters. Data from a number of traffic sensors across the city will be added in the coming months. The dashboard is currently at a ‘beta’ stage, meaning that it is undergoing testing as new data sources and tools are added. Feedback on the dashboard is welcome through roads@galwaycity.ie”

The Galway City Mobility dashboard is funded through the National Transport Authority Stimulus grants 2020 and was developed by Idaso Ltd. Please note the site is best viewed in the latest version of Chrome.