Ideas For Change leads the WeCount implementation in Spain through two local pilots across the regions of Madrid and Barcelona. In alignment with the overall mission, the goal is to explore and establish communities of local citizens that, empowered by a sensor placed on their windows, will crowdsource near real time data on traffic and mobility in their streets and neighborhoods. As a result of this citizen science initiative, new data sets will emerge describing how many cars, bicycles, trucks and buses, and pedestrians pass in front of the participants’ windows and at what speed. These will not only allow quantifying traffic, but will also foster the creation of novel scientific knowledge in the field of mobility, road safety, noise and air pollution. Ultimately, the pilot will focus on co-creating actions with citizens to address the identified issues as well as to provoke debates for new local policies thus empowering citizens in Madrid and Barcelona to take an active role in developing new urban design solutions.
More information on this pilot (Spanish only): https://www.wecountmovilidad.eu/