If you work together with external partners, list the most important partners and briefly describe their role.
To date, we have worked with a wide range of partners who have an impact on road safety from different contexts, both at home and abroad.
Below, we give some examples per category and briefly describe their role.
- Local authorities: City of Brussels, City of Leuven, Province of Utrecht (Netherlands), Metropolitan Region of Liège, City of Ghent, City of Aalst, Municipality of Ameland (Netherlands), City of Halle, City of Mechelen, Municipality of Bornem, Municipality of Turnhout, Municipality of Lubbeek, Municipality of Hoeilaart, etc.
Their role: to commission a network of traffic counts, to link with policy vision, to work with the results on the ground.
- Various citizens' groups and local branches of cycling and traffic safety organisations such as Fietsersbond (Belgium), Vlaamse Stichting Verkeerskunde (Belgium), Veilig Verkeer Nederland etc.
Their role: provide cases, participatory interaction and feedback results, guidance and assessment.
- Schools and academic institutions such as KU Leuven, UCLL, University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, University College Dublin, University of Ljubljana, University of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel etc.
Their role: scientific underpinning, roll-out and implementation of teaching packages, expert guidance, etc.
- Research companies on mobility, traffic safety and planning: Mobiel 21, DLR Verkehr, Vectris, SUUNTA, Arcadis etc.
Their role: follow-up of data research to adjust mobility measures, integration in updating mobility plans, feedback with police and prevention officers, etc.
Please describe the project activities you carried/are carrying out and the time period over which these were implemented.
Telraam develops high-tech and reliable measuring equipment that is made available to interested citizens. They are helped to set up their own fully automatic traffic counters. Then they mount them in their front windows, and traffic counting can start. That, in a nutshell, is Telraam. All the collected counts are made available for policymaking and research, but also to all residents and interested parties.
The Telraam device is a combination of a Raspberry Pi microcomputer, sensors and a low-resolution camera. The device is mounted on the inside of an upper-floor window with a view over the street. To send the traffic count data straight to the central database, the device needs a continuous Wi-Fi connection to the internet. Since the device is electrically powered, it also needs a power outlet within reach.
All these project activities took place between 1/12/19 and 30/11/21.