The state's opened up its traffic cameras to the public, so now you can see what state traffic engineers see along Rte. 128, the Southeast Expressway, Rte. 3 north of 128, three spots on I-93 between 128 and the Zakim and near the Sagamore Bridge.
Isn't this a national security issue!? Don't they know were at code Yellow!?
/snarky snark snark
Just last week I spent time looking to see if there was any way to get that info. Here's hoping there's an iphone app. :-)
maps.google.com has _so so_ info. traffic.com is not reliable.
Or the cameras could tweet the traffic load 1010wins style.
"and over at the Holland Tunnel, as I look at it on the Panasonic JamCam...."
Interesting (I think) irony: here, we can't get accurate (up to date) traffic info. In and around NYC, you can get up to date info (the NYS INFORM system is waaaay better than what we have), but it is useless because all of the roads are jammed nearly all the time, so you have no (automobile) alternative anyway.
I downloaded one called Traffic Edge a while back that (despite calling it "Starrow Dr.") seems OK. It's even free. I'm going to find a contact address and tell them about the new Boston cameras.
Finally some decent coverage of area highways. The cameras SmarTraveler uses are horrible.
Nice work, MHD, and thank you.
For the record, you may use this comment as support for an appropriation to get you enough bandwith to stream live images, because static photos, while somewhat helpful, still do not provide enough information for me to make an informed choice. It is still too difficult to determine, when there is heavy volume, if that volume is moving at 60 or 20. And no, brake lights are not enough. But this is certainly a rather large step in the right direction.
Still images that don't even display a time stamp? That's kinda lame.
Any claims about that convenient bogeyman "national security" are disproved by the live, blanket coverage of the highways in and around a number of significant military installations (also not time-stamped, unfortunately).
Ok, not so lame. They're not still images, they're set to a v-e-r-y slow refresh rate -- like 10 seconds.
(It has a crush on South Shore, eh?)
Just like our mayor!
The state's opened up its traffic cameras to the public
Bought time, we bought them.
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