Traffic Study Tower

If you want to under report a traffic study, schedule it during the winter and better still when students are gone. The Tattler wasn’t surprised to learn EMU Facilities has announced they are doing a traffic traffic study for Oakwood and Washtenaw and Oakwood and Huron River Drive from February 16 to March 30.

Eastern Michigan University says they are studying cars as well as bicycles and pedestrians. The Tatt has been up on the Water Tower for nearly 40 years. There are a fewer people walking and biking past the tower during the winter.

The Tatt then checked the schedule and sure enough EMU’s Winter break is from February 23 to March 1, right in the middle of their study.

EMU says they want to see the effect when students go away.

That makes sense, schedule the study in the winter when less people are walking and biking, schedule it during Winter break when no one is around, and schedule it in the Spring when there are fewer students.

If EMU wanted to see real traffic, join the Tatt up on the Tower in August and September. That is when this place is a zoo. They could study it the week before students show up for move and then get counts when students and parents are driving, parking, and walking.

While they are out there, The Tatt plans to buzz them a bunch of times to see if they will count the number of birds that flew by too.