To conduct traffic studies, count on hand-held, software-driven tool
With MicroTally aluminum counter, worker can manually count the flow and turning movements of cars, trucks, bicycles, and pedestrians, generally as they travel through an intersection. Intuitive layout of buttons mirrors 12 possible traffic routes through intersection. In addition, counters A and B buttons act like shift keys on a computer keyboard, providing user with up to 36 counting classifications. For instance, pressing the south directional button could represent a car traveling south, while pushing the A button followed by the south button might signify a truck traveling south. User can assign names to each button by using companion Windows-based WinTally software, which can be downloaded from companys Web site and updated automatically from users computer. The name of each Microtally button then correlates with a screen of drop-down menus for arranging collected information into tables. User can organize traffic analysis according to desired criteria, such as the time when most trucks traveled south through an intersection. Software also provides hourly sub-totals of traffic counts, as well as peak traffic hours. User can print tables for subsequent evaluation, or export information into formats for database and spreadsheet applications.