The traffic conditions feed from Bing Map shows the flow of traffic along highways and major roads in more than 70 US metropolitan areas, plus one in Canada. The feature uses color codes (red, yellow, green) to indicate traffic volume.
Seeing traffic visualized in this way can help you assess developing situations. For example, when an expected delivery or guest arrival doesn’t happen on time, security operations staff needs to know: Is the delay caused by heavy traffic, weather, or construction? Or is the cause something else that must be investigated? The traffic feed can help you confirm or eliminate traffic as a factor.
In an emergency, the traffic feed can also provide information needed to route first responders. Can a fire truck or ambulance approach the building by the most direct route, or has that route become blocked? Is traffic moving freely on an alternate route?