Over the last four years, the Institute for Transportation Planning and Systems (IVT) at ETH Zurich and CITIES at NYU Abu Dhabi have gathered urban traffic data from over 40 cities worldwide, including London, Tokyo, and Zurich. In total, almost 5 billion vehicles covering a combined time span of 3.8 years were detected. Now, it is our pleasure to announce the publication of our dataset for public research purposes.
Our «UTD19» dataset mainly consists of measurements from 22’820 loop detectors, making it the largest multi-city traffic dataset publically available. Traffic is recorded using vehicle flow and occupancy (or speed) in relatively small aggregation intervals, typically 3-5min. In addition, we geo-coded the location of all detectors and the associated roads in WGS84 coordinates making map matching as easy as possible. We welcome you to follow the best-practice of open data and thus recommend that algorithms and models developed with UTD19 data are also made publically available. We are looking forward to feature on our webpage research using the UTD19 dataset, thus please share your UTD19-based publications with us.
The UTD19 traffic data is free for all research use. You only have to sign up, agree with our conditions, and you are all set: LINK
Last but not least, we would like to thank all cities for sharing their data openly.
Please do not hesitate to contact the IVT if you need any assistance using the dataset.
Post-Doc Traffic Engineering and Control Group
Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (IVT), ETH Zürich
HIL F41.3, Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone : +41 44 633 32 51