Urban Planet: TrafficCOM

Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

Meet TrafficCOM. This portable device allows users to measure the volume, rate, and speed of traffic and upload the data for immediate sharing. Compared to average traffic-counting devices which can cost thousands of dollars, TrafficCOM, at $139, is an affordable solution for community groups who need data to effectively advocate on transportation issues. Any collected data can be uploaded and mapped on the TrafficCOM website. The device was developed by Aurash Khawarzad, a New York-based urban planner at Change Administration, and Ted Ullrich, an engineer and industrial designer at Tomorrow Lab. (The Atlantic Cities)

Image from The Atlantic Cities

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