Pedestrian and micro-mobility monitoring deployment in Northland

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Smart Cities 2024, Auckland, 27 - 28 May 2024

Northland is building an urban and rural network of shared pathways for people walking, biking, and scooting. In the largest city, Whangārei, planners and engineers had collected uptake data using only a 2-hour annual “cordon count” and occasional intercept surveys. 

A more robust dataset on usage and emissions reduction estimates is required to support further investment in the transportation network. From the initial deployment of computer vision cameras at seven sites in October 2022, the city now has ten continuous count sites across various facility types (paths, on-road bike lanes and crossings) and geographies (central city and suburban). Four additional permanent sites are being added now, and eight new low-power solar Count Pods will be installed over the coming months. This presentation covers the technology, implementation strategies, dashboard capabilities, and use cases. 

You can view the presentation slides here.

John Lieswyn
Director – Principal Transportation Planner
Adam O'Connor
(external) Countculture