The goal of this project is to create an on-line traffic counting tool to aid groups promoting active transportation in their communities. We hope that it will provide a convenient way to collect, store and share traffic count information.
All of the count data is centrally stored and is immediately available via the internet for viewing, download and analysis by anyone. The count data is geocoded so it is possible to compare data from different locations and to compare the information collected by the organizations that are using the system.
The whole system is web based and so requires no download. The "client" application is designed primarily for use on a smart phone or tablet but ought to work fine with any (modern) device that can connect to the internet.
An internet connection is not required when counting. Users who may be counting in remote locations can do so without a connection to the internet. Later, when a connection is available, their count data will be uploaded to the central data bank. (For the technically inclined, we're using localStorage for this.)
The instructions on using the system for counting may give you a better idea of how it works from the stand point of the people in the field.
If you'd like to try it out yourself, this link will let you play around with it. test.bikeandwalk.org/count/test/
As the counts are taking place, the results are continuously uploaded to the system and are visible and downloadable by anyone who is interested. You can see the results of all the counts on the Maps and Reports Page.
Administration of the system and its data is divided into two components. System administration is handled by the core team. Count Administration is handled by the local organizations.
The roles are as follows: