01 Sep 2020
Air quality & traffic
200 devices

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.

Cardiff is a dynamic, growing city with a diverse range of transport challenges which require ambitious solutions. The city needs to work with neighbouring authorities to affect change as everyday approximately 90,000 commuters travel into the city, 76-84% by car. Through better infrastructure, technological solutions and societal behaviour change we can address these urban mobility challenges.

The Cardiff case study aims to operate across the city and wider region with communities of local citizens. Using the WeCount sensor (Telraam), placed on citizen scientist’s windows, we will capture near real-time data on traffic and mobility in streets and neighbourhoods. We will work with citizens to use this data to facilitate a citizen-led debate on local transport, air pollution and public health and work together to co-create solutions.

If you are a concerned citizen, local community group, school, employer, NGO etc in the Cardiff and wider region, please register today to take part.