Cardiff citizens use data from WeCount to communicate road safety concerns to local councillors
The Cardiff case study primarily explored the interlinkages between road transport and air pollution.
The activities in Cardiff investigated issues such as traffic volume (i.e. number of vehicles on the road), vehicle types (i.e. cars, HGVs), vehicle speed and solutions such as active travel. By exploring these issues, local partners gained insights into other urban mobility challenges such as road safety, rat-running and barriers to sustainable behaviours.
Thanks to this video, WeCount partner University of West of England introduces the project's local impact on mobility, in Cardiff. It focuses on citizens' concerns about lack of road safety, rat-running and lack of cycling infrastructure. It also mentions how the gathered data from WeCount has enabled citizens to communicate their concerns to local councillors.
The recently launched video sheds some light on these and other dimensions of WeCount’s Cardiff activities. Check out the video below:
WeCount operated under the Research and Innovation Actions funding scheme, as facilitated by Horizon 2020 and the ‘Science with and for Society’ programme, both of which aimed to increase society’s appetite for innovation and encourage collaboration within the transport policy research community as it works to build better local transport systems together. WeCount ran until November 2021. The project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 872743.
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