Gipps and Stanley Streets traffic analysis

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Data for this analysis was collected over 6x observations sessions conducted between the 19th and 22nd of August. Observation sessions catalogued the numbers of cars, bicycles and pedestrians using Gipps and Stanley Streets in Richmond. They also noted the number of arrivals and departures, the direction of travel, and time taken to move through the street.

Statistics recorded are presented here according to the number of users per hour, for each transport type.

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Weekday morning
Wednesday 20th August
6:45 – 9:15am
Light wind, cloudy, 7 degrees

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Weekend morning
Saturday 22nd August
8:00 – 9:15am
Sunny, no wind, 9 degrees

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Weekday daytime
Friday 21st August
12:15 – 13:15pm
Sunny, light wind, 17 degrees

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Weekend daytime
Saturday 22nd August
12:15 – 13:30pm
Mostly sunny, no wind, 20 degrees

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Weekday evening
Tuesday 20th August
15:45 – 18:15pm
Overcast, no wind, 12 degrees

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Weekend evening
Saturday 22nd August
17:00 – 18:15pm
Some clouds, no wind, 18 degrees

My observations revealed a high overall variation between peak and off-peak hours:

  • Both Gipps and Stanley Streets have the most cars during weekday days, outside of traditional peak periods. Weekend car traffic is lower and more consistent.
  • Both Gipps and Stanley Streets have fewer bikes during the day on weekdays, and a higher, consistent number on weekends.
  • Gipps Street has fewer pedestrians during the day on weekdays while Stanley Street has significantly more. Conversely, Gipps Street has more pedestrians during the day on weekends while Stanley Street has fewer.

Stay tuned for a more in-depth analysis of these observations.


Image sources

  1. Site plan, this and subsequent images copyright the author.
  2. Weekday morning traffic.
  3. Weekend morning traffic.
  4. Weekday daytime traffic.
  5. Weekend daytime traffic.
  6. Weekday evening traffic.
  7. Weekend evening traffic.
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