For the first time ever, you can gather accurate volume, rate, and speed measurements of automobiles and bicycles, then easily upload and map the information to a central online database.
The TrafficCOMputer works like other traffic counters, but has two key differences: lower cost and open data. At 1/10th price of the least expensive comparible product, TrafficCOM is affordable. The TrafficCOM Data Uploader allows you to seamlessly upload and map your latest traffic count data, making it instantly available to anyone online.
Collectively, the TrafficCOMmunity has the potential to build a rich repository of traffic count data for bike paths, city alley ways, neighborhood streets, and busy boulevards from around the world. With a better understanding of automobile and bicycle ridership patterns, we can inform the design of better cities and towns.
TrafficCOM is an important addition to the process of measuring the impact of transportation design, and creating livable streets by adding bicycle lanes, public spaces, and developing smart transportation management systems. By creating open-data, we can increase governmental transparency, and provide constituencies with the essential data they need to advocate for rational and necessary improvements to the design, maintenance, and policy of transportation systems.
The hardware and software of the TrafficCOM device and website were designed and engineered by Tomorrow Lab. The project is a collaboration between Change Administration and Tomorrow Lab.
TrafficCOM devices are currently for sale on the website, TrafficCOM.org