Residents Can Check Traffic Conditions Through Government Websites
Under the new traffic index system residents can now check real time traffic situation on roads just by logging on to Shenzhen’s Transport Commission Website www.sztb.gov.cn that was launched yesterday. Residents can also check real time traffic on the system itself through szmap.sutpc.com which is the site for the system. The site is open for any comments or suggestions from residents and drivers through email.
The real time traffic index will be rating the traffic situation using five levels and each level with be given a color accordingly. This means that a smooth level will be given the green light,a basically smooth level is light green, a slow level is yellow, light congestion will be given the orange color and the congestion level is red.
Foreign countries and cities are using different factors in creating traffic indices and gauging conditions. The US based their index by the number of vehicles passing fixed spots, while in Shanghai uses vehicle speed and numbers. Shenzhen however uses a ratio based on the time a car needs to travel in a certain distance and is calculated based on the taxis roaming around Shenzhen that are equipped with GPS systems.
The index allows residents to check traffic situations in the high used areas in Longgang and Bao’an districts and conditions in checkpoints along Buji, Nantou and Meilin.