Traffic Galaxy’s aim is to make your journey an amazing experience irrespective of where you are travelling to. By avoiding busy roads or timing your journey better, not only can you save on fuel but also improve the environment by reducing congestion on our roads.

However that’s not the only reason behind this site. Sadly the number of traffic-related incidents are on the rise and as a result a solution is required to make travel more effective, without necessarily having to give up on a car or travelling altogether. As a result, by using Traffic Galaxy you can actually decide on the best journey to make at any given time, even opting not to make a journey when congestion is very high, thereby limiting the chance of any serious accidents. Although it is possible to receive travel updates from various sources, normally these are only updated upon someone notifying that an incident has occurred; with Traffic Galaxy you can normally make decisions in real-time.

With mobile technologies advancing at an incredible rate – Traffic Galaxy will help you beat the traffic! There are many ways you can get involved – take part in our polls to let others know when a location is busy or not (you can do this by viewing any of our cameras at any time and using the polls), submit a camera if you think it’s suitable or contact us to start a blog concerning a location not covered so that users can receive real-time feeds every time it’s updated. Traffic Galaxy is run, maintained, used and supported by our extensive user network i.e. YOU!


Typical scenarios

  • Scenario 1: Not using Traffic Galaxy
    Person A leaves his home at 5:30pm on a Wednesday evening to travel to the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre in Wigan in order to do some shopping. Upon getting to the car park he finds it completely full. After half an hour of trying to find a place the customer drives back home.

  • Scenario 2 Using Traffic Galaxy before setting off
    Person B views Traffic Galaxy at 5:30pm on a Wednesday evening to travel to the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre in Wigan in order to do some shopping and finds the centre is busy with shoppers. An hour later she views the site again and notices it completely empty. This time she also checks the poll beneath the camera to establish historical traffic trends and see it’s never busy after 6.30pm. She sets off at 6:30pm and finds a place to park.

  • Scenario 3: Using Traffic Galaxy on iPhone/Web enabled mobile
    Person C views Traffic Galaxy at 5:30pm on a Wednesday evening to travel to the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre in Wigan in order to do some shopping and finds the centre is busy with shoppers. He has a look for Meadowhall in Sheffield and finds no traffic entering the site. Upon setting off he has another look at the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre and notices no shoppers inside. He diverts his journey back to the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre and has a successful shopping trip.