Why do we count people in the inner city?

LUMIGUIDE in cooperation with our partner Eco Counter, became the official contractors that will deliver bicycle and pedestrian counting data for 2019-2023 for the NDW (nationale databank wegverkeersgegevens). Counting pedestrian and cyclist will be the main solution that we offer in this contract.

Some of you might wonder, why do we have to count pedestrians and cyclist?

In this post, we will talk about the benefit of bicycle and pedestrian counting for your urban city. Urban areas are the regions surrounding a city. The urban area includes cities, towns and suburbs. Most of the inhabitants in urban areas have non-agricultural occupations.

Urban area also means that the region is very developed and has a high density of human structures such as houses, buildings, roads, bridges and railways. Throughout the world, there is a pattern of migration that can be observed from the rural areas to the urban areas. UN predicts that in 2050, 68% of the world population is projected to live in urban areas. This increase in population has to be accompanied with better mobility.

Therefore, counting of the pedestrians and cyclist will help in several aspects of city planning.

1. Management

Counting the pedestrians means that we know the frequency of the people in a specific region of the city or site. This means that we have the data to identify the level of activity in a certain area. Once we know the data, we can mobilize the city in a better way.

The data grants us predicting power to improves city management, planning and policy making within every site. The forecast  allows you to make better decisions, by linking multiple factors like weather condition, time of the year, events in the city or construction together, you can make informed and smart decisions.

2. Planification

Once you have the data, you can plan your city and create a better investment plan for the future of the city. Moreover, you can also evaluate the dynamic of the city in an up-to-date manner and with a long-term trends.

This means that you can utilize the patterns to create a better city plan and prepare for the increase of population in the future.

3. Communication

With the data, you can communicate and reliably provide your figures to all of the implicated parties. You can also display real-time statistics to the public, which can build transparency between the city and the residents of the city.

downtown management

Counting the pedestrians and cyclists in the inner city will help with the future and further development of a city. Moreover, with the data generated from the counting, the municipality can create better policies for sustainable mobility within the city. Promoting green mobility goes hand in hand with the management of pedestrians and cyclists. If a city wants to be sustainable and livable for their residents, it is essential to collect and process the data for better management of an urban area.

2019-11-12T14:49:14+01:00November 11th, 2019|Smart Mobility, Traffic Flow Analysis, Urban Mobility|

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