The WeCount project ran for 2 years from November 2019 until November 2021. As you probably noticed, this is a near-full overlap with the Covid-19 pandemic, which posed some challenges for a citizen science project relying heavily on human interaction.

Nevertheless, the project was successfully completed, installing and activating over 600 Telraam traffic counting sensors and engaging with over 800 participating citizens in our 5 pilot in over 50 events. We adapted to the Covid-situation and organized online and hybrid events with participating citizens.

In these past 2 years, we have learned a lot and created many legacy items we want to share with you:

First, there are the project deliverables for anyone who wants to dig deep into the project activities and outputs. This includes an extensive description of the pilot cases, the technology used and the project evaluation.

Secondly, we compiled a long list of tangible resources for interested citizens or citizen science practitioners alike, free to use. Practitioners can replicate WeCount’s pilot cases using our practitioners guide or re-use (elements of) the engagement tools, the traffic counting data produced, the advocacy packs or school packages for use in teaching. Of particular interest of citizen science researcher, is our project short evaluation summary which holds all the essentials.

All these resources are included in WeCount’s Zenodo page.

Finally, to conclude, WeCount was essential to establish Telraam as a sensor and product. During the WeCount project, Telraam traffic counting sensors have been deployed elsewhere outside of the scope of the project. Telraam is now established as a new start-up, to support citizen scientists and local authorities to deploy own sensor networks, in the same way as we did in WeCount.

If you’re interested in what WeCount can mean for you, contact us at info@we-count.net or info@telraam.net if you’re in particularly interested in the Telraam traffic counting sensor and platform.