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I have looked through past questions looking for the terms "speed", "traffic" and "real-time" and have not found a direct answer to this question.


asked 25 Jun '15, 18:03

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On second thought, I do not necessarily need the detail of real-time speed data. What about average speed data by time of day? Are there any open source data on that?

(25 Jun '15, 19:31) lmerlin

The short answer is no.

The slightly longer answer: OpenStreetMap does not collect transient data so the data is not available in OSM and will likely never be; there are some companies large and small who collect live vehicle data but none of that is released in the open, or at least not a significant body of data.

There's a project called OpenTraffic (http://opentraffic.io/) which aims to collect such moving car data but the project is still at the concept stage.

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answered 25 Jun '15, 18:27

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To see what "speed" related things people have recorded, have a look here:



Another approach might be to look at GPS data that people have contributed:


but you'll need to figure out which roads correspond to which traces. Note that planet.gpx is just a series of points and therefore not a lot of use to you:


(25 Jun '15, 18:31) SomeoneElse ♦
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