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
The Institute for Urban Design in New York has a really nice application for people to suggest ideas for improving the city. The Digital Placemaking App was developed by the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a great planning organization. The application is called: By the City/For the City. It’s no longer available on line, but […]
In BusMeister players improve public transport service by applying tools such as bus stops, traffic signals, bus lanes, larger buses, etc. to a bus route. BusMeister starts simply by having players place bus stops evenly on a short section of street and gets progressively harder – in the last level players need to design a […]
Here’s an annotated screen shot from the BusMeister game to help explain some of the features. More about the BusMeister game here: BusMeister Game Hope this is helpful. Please add comments if you have problems playing!
Thanks to all those who have played the BusMeister game on GreenCityStreets.com! I’ve received several comments from people who suggest that the starting interface is a little too involved (especially the tutorial which really slows things down). Sorry! I guess sometimes when you are working closely on things you don’t always see these types of […]