The concept is simple: with a sensor in combination with a low-cost computer and software, anyone can count the traffic in his or her street. And with this measurement data, an individual citizen or a group of citizens can contact the local or regional government.
The WeCount project will carry out five different pilot projects at the European level, each with 200 to 250 traffic counters (Telraam). The aim is to quantify local road transport, produce scientific knowledge in the field of mobility and environmental pollution, and devise informed solutions to tackle various road transport challenges. The findings will create new, low-threshold opportunities for transport policy-making and research.
[EN] The city of Leuven in Belgium, is a growing university city of just over 100.000 inhabitants 20 km east of Brussels. The city has been implementing traffic calming measures in the central zones for the past years. With plans for other urban zones in the pipeline.
[NL] Leuven is een groeiende universiteitsstad met iets meer dan 100.000 inwoners. In het stadscentrum werden de laatste jaren enkele autoluwe verkeersmaatregelen ingevoerd. Plannen voor de andere zones van de stad zitten in de pijplijn.Read more
Ljubljana is a political and cultural centre as well as the main commercial, business, congress, exhibition, transport, the scientific and educational centre of the Republic of Slovenia. Ljubljana is also Slovenia's largest employment centre with 180,000 jobs and its university centre with 41,000 students. Due to the daily migrants from the region to work and school, who mainly depend on the use of cars, Ljubljana has for many years been confronted with the problems of traffic and environmental problems.Read more
The WeCount project will provide local communities in the Greater Dublin area with the tools to measure traffic in their neighbourhoods. Telraam traffic counting sensors will be installed on participants’ windows and will count cars, trucks, bicycles, and pedestrians on local streets.
The Cardiff case study will primarily explore the interlinkages between road transport and air pollution. We will investigate issues such as traffic volume (i.e. number of vehicles on the road), vehicle types (i.e. cars, HGVs), vehicle speed and solutions such as active travel. By exploring these issues, we can also gain insights into other urban mobility challenges such as road safety, rat-running and barriers to sustainable behaviours.Read more