Telraam at municipal or city level thanks to a finely meshed network of Telraam-devices by citizens

Reliable measurement with citizens

Traffic counts are essential for a sound mobility policy. Countings that are multimodal, and thus register cars, heavy traffic as well as cyclists and pedestrians, are the base of any traffic engineering study. Classic traffic counts are limited today: both in time and in counting modes. In addition, they are often expensive and not very transparent.

New technologies provide innovative measurement methods. Telraam has developed high-tech and reliable measuring equipment that measures and analyse traffic in a finely-meshed, continuous, multimodal way and in conjunction with citizens. Telraam provides the right research question and the appropriate research technology, and the citizens count and think along with it.

For this purpose, we developed a Telraam trajectory that we offer to local governments. The local government chooses a programme of, for example, 8 months, citizens can apply and start counting after screening and selection. Data analysis and support is provided during the process. Telraam takes care of everything and provides support from start to finish.


"The city council of Kortrijk wants to take more data-driven decisions. We already do this with our own measuring equipment, but with innovative techniques, such as Telraam, we can measure for a long time in several locations at the same time."

— Lotte Demeestere, mobility expert for the city Kortrijk

"By analysing the V85 standard, we get an indication of the best time to use the device for speed checks. speed checks is best used to achieve maximum effect with a view to changing the behaviour of road users. of road users."

— David Tailleur, teamcoach neighbourhood Police Lubbeek

"Telraam provides not only insights through data but also understanding through interaction with residents, local and provincial government."

— Eric van Dijk, Beleidsmedewerker smart mobility, Province of Utrecht

"Telraam gives citizens the traffic data they need to amplify their voice, ensuring that decision-makers listen to their concerns and the conversations can move beyond subjective and anecdotal evidence."

— Professor Enda Hayes, University of the West of England


Telraam actively engages with citizens to deliver traffic counts. Residents are motivated to discover how much and what kind of traffic passes along through their street and so have a direct personal involvement in local mobility policy. In this way, highly relevant traffic data is collected in a participatory manner that can underpin local policy decisions.

Citizens are guided throughout the entire Telraam project. They learn how to set-up their own fully automatic traffic counter and how to interpret the data and even to communicate about it. They can then collaborate with others, neighbours, local campaign groups, citizen movements and other counters across the world.

This way, participating citizens become citizen scientists that make constructive, objective and data-driven contributions to local mobility policy that is also engaging and relevant.

Data for efficient traffic plans

The collected counting data are a valuable basis to be used in traffic and mobility plans of a city or municipality.

Telraam data can also be used to measure the concrete impact of a planned mobility measure or intervention in your municipality. In this way, the collected measurement data supports policy measures.

The data can also be used by researchers, residents and interested parties to support a position or choice

Telraam workshops

After several months of counting, the participants come together again for a Telraam data workshop.

The traffic data collected by the Telraam devices in the counting network are explained. In this workshop we make analyses in a participative way, draw conclusions and formulate proposals, together with citizens. In In consultation with the local government, certain accents can be set or specific measures and traffic situations can be included.

The data workshop focuses on using the unique knowledge of the local context of the participating citizens. After all, who knows their own street better than those who live there?

Open data

Open and transparent traffic data are essential for mobility policy.

The open data also offers the opportunity for other interested parties to look into the matter. Telraam provides the following tools for this:
  • The collected traffic data is visible to everyone via the interactive map on the Telraam homepage.
  • The professional Telraam network dashboard allows local authorities to monitor the Telraam-devices in their project area, export the data and perform live analyses.
  • Through the Telraam API, anyone can retrieve all traffic data directly, under an open data licence, for application in their own database or existing dashboard. Telraam has already won the award for API of the Year in 2020.
Telraam, API of the year

A Telraam trajectory in your city?

A Telraam trajectory in which citizen science and the collection of objective multimodal traffic data track together, offers a unique proposition. Due to the well-considered combination of the different building blocks in a Telraam project and our experience with dozens of Telraam projects for local governments, we have been able to Telraam projects for local authorities, we have the expertise to develop a successful Telraam project for your city or municipality.

For an Telraam project tailored to your municipality and fitting the local policy context, we can put forward a suitable project proposal. If you would like more information or a quotation, please contact us at, we will be pleased to help you.