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Take the recently completed Hoddle Street Streamlining project as an example. The project was designed to improve the travel experience for 330,000 people who travel along and across Hoddle Street every day. Works started in 2018 and were completed in 2019. Four major intersections were upgraded and it included the creation of Victoria’s first Continuous Flow Intersection at Punt Road and Swan Street.
With a $110m budget to upgrade 4 key intersections, how much has traffic flow and congestion improved on Hoddle Street?
For the purpose of this analysis I looked at one day in August 2017 and the same day in August 2019 but because the files are broken down by month, day, and time (15-minute increments), it can be sliced and diced however you see fit. You can look at it by month, day, time, travel times, actual speed, delay in seconds and more.
What I wanted to look at was actual speeds so I took the same day in August 2017 and 2019 from both files, put them side by side, and built a line chart in a matter of seconds and this is what I saw – from 6.30 AM to 7.30 PM the actual speed was faster in 2019 than it was in 2017. Outside of this main period the speeds were similar however, this was outside of the peak times when congestion doesn’t cause the same issues.