WeCount - Telraam

Created Sept. 16, 2021, 12:07 p.m.
Updated Sept. 16, 2021, 12:07 p.m.

WeCount enables citizens to quantify local road transport (cars, large vehicles, active travel modes and speed) with an automated sensor "Telraam" (www.telraam.net).

The objective of the project is to produce scientific knowledge in the field of mobility and environmental pollution, and co-design informed solutions to tackle a variety of road transport challenges. The project provides a cost-effective method to collect traffic data for local authorities, at a far greater temporal and spatial scale than what would be possible with classic traffic counting campaigns, thereby opening up new opportunities for transportation policy making and research.

In WeCount, we empower citizens to develop evidence-led interventions into the political discourse on civic and environmental issues. By putting citizens at the heart of the innovation process.

Aim

WeCount aims to empower citizens to take a leading role in the production of data, evidence and knowledge around mobility in their own neighborhoods, and at street level. The project will follow participatory citizen science methods to co-create and use innovative low cost, automated, road traffic counting sensors (i.e. Telraam) and multi-stakeholder engagement mechanisms in 5 pilots in Madrid, Ljubljana, Dublin, Cardiff and Leuven.

How to participate

Sign up with Telraam and aquire a sensor to start collection traffic data in your street: www.telraam.net

Needed equipment

Raspberry Pi based traffic counting sensor: https://www.gotron.be/je-wil-graag-weten-hoeveel-en-welk-verkeer-er-door-je-straat-komt.html

Active from 01/12/2019 until 30/11/2021
Keywords
Transportation
Science Topics
Transportation
Tags
Participate from home
Participation tasks
DIY hacking/making Data analysis Measurement Observation
Location
City Neighbourhood Europe
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