City of Edmonton traffic count scrape – Completed

trafficVolunteers noticed that City of Edmonton Traffic Count data was stored in a challenging format for analysis on its website (not open data). Each of its thousands of traffic counts were stored on a separate google sheet (see picture above). Connor Moreside scraped the data, consolidated it, and input it into a MySQL database (using this open source code here).

The data can be downloaded from this dropbox location. The data in the file is separated into mid-block and intersection counts. To work with the data stored in a single collection, click here (this format may have some formatting issues, please let us know.

Below is a sample view of the data using Tableau, a data visualization tool.

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