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Dataset: Mobility Patterns of a Coastal Area Using Traffic Classification Radars

Ferreira, J. ; Aguiar, R. ; Fonseca, Jo. A. Fonseca ; Almeida, J. ; Barraca, JP ; Gomes, D.G. ; Oliveira, R.O. ; Rufino, J. ; Braz, F. ; Gonçalves, P.

Data Vol. 7, Nº 7, pp. 97 - 97, July, 2022.

ISSN (print): 2306-5729
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,46 (in 2022)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.3390/data7070097

Monitoring road traffic is extremely important given the possibilities it opens up in terms of studying the behavior of road users, road design and planning problems, as well as because it can be used to predict future traffic. Especially on highways that connect beaches and larger urban areas, traffic is characterized by having peaks that are highly dependent on weather conditions and rest periods. This paper describes a dataset of mobility patterns of a coastal area in Aveiro region, Portugal, fully covered with traffic classification radars, over a two-year period. The sensing infrastructure was deployed in the scope of the PASMO project, an open living lab for co-operative intelligent transportation systems. The data gathered includes the speed of the detected objects, their position, and their type (heavy vehicle, light vehicle, two-wheeler, and pedestrian). The dataset includes 74,305 records, corresponding to the aggregation of road information at 10 min intervals. A brief analysis of the dataset shows the highly dynamic nature of traffic during the two-year period. In addition, the existence of meteorological records from nearby stations, and the recording of daily data on COVID-19 infections, make it possible to cross-reference information and study the influence of weather conditions and infections on traffic behavior.