Traffic Count Data Crowdsourcing
Examples of Traffic Count Data Crowdsourcing
Placemeter develops sensors and analytics to count all types of traffic. According to City Observatory the sensors are inexpensive and easy to use, making them ideal for use by local residents.
According to Placemeter’s About page: “Placemeter ingests any kind of video to analyze pedestrian and vehicular movement, revealing hidden patterns and strategic opportunities. Our platform leverages proprietary computer vision technology to gather data from live streams. We take privacy very seriously, designing our systems to yield useful data without identity detection.”
City Observatory Article: Counting People and Cars: Placemeter
By Joe Cortright, 27 September 2016.
The company waycount.com offers personal sized traffic counters for bikes or cars at less than $200 a unit. Software is available to easily upload traffic data to the Internet for everyone to view and analyse.
From Next City: Tech startup CTY is producing a video based sensor to count bicyclists, pedestrians and more. Their data counting hardware — called Numina — is essentially a camera mounted 15 feet up on a light pole capturing video of a piece of infrastructure. The software is programmed to recognize and count patterns such as a bicyclist or walker crossing the screen. The sensors send the aggregate data via cellular signal to CTY’s servers and erase the original images.
Next City Article: More Accurate Bicycle Counter Could Give Complete Streets Advocates a Boost – By Josh, Cohen; June 6, 2016.
Blog Posts: Traffic Count Data Crowdsourcing
Social networking is a fundamental part of the GreenCityStreets concept. Here’s a good summer reading list on social networking from UC Berkeley … UC Berkeley Social Networking Reading List. Maybe you want to read some of these while waiting for a bus!
Here’s a great example of using YouTube to explain how to make public transport more efficient … and still be entertaining. The video is called: Comments on Woodward Avenue Detroit Light Rail Alternatives. Thanks to Streetsblog for the information.
One of GreenCityStreets’ main goals is using new technologies to help improve urban transport and urban planning in general. An important part of this effort is helping educate people about what really goes on in cities. With better understanding we hope people can help identify and even implement ideas that can improve their cities. A […]
I just started a LinkedIn group to discuss and share ideas for using information technology and data to improve public transportation. The group is called: Public Transport Information Technology and Data Here’s how I describe it: Among the issues we discuss are: mobile phone applications, use of social networking media and gaming, Web 2.0 concepts, […]