Joining the Dots Workshops

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Following the success of the first ever hybrid conference format, Joining the Dots is offering all delegates the opportunity to participate in some follow-up virtual workshops. With content that we were unable to squeeze into the packed conference agenda, these sessions will afford a bit more opportunity to lift the lid on some interesting and innovative ways of collecting and analysing data.

These workshops have been brought to you by Road Safety GB and have been sponsored by ACUITY from Agilysis. To find out more about the ACUITY suite of analytical products, visit agilysis.co.uk/acuity/


Smart Cycling

  • RoSPA & See SenseSee.Sense & RoSPA partnered on a recent smart cycling project funded by the DfT, which aimed to identify cycling conditions across Birmingham and provide a wider understanding of unreported collisions. The project known as 'Smart Brum' involved more than 200 cyclists across the city, and the hope was that the data they collected could be used to anticipate where and how cycling incidents may occur – before they actually happen. Each cyclist received a See.Sense ACE Intelligent Rear Light. In exchange, they agreed to have data insights collected from their rides, covering speed and dwell times, surface condition, movement patterns, swerving, heavy braking and, crucially, near-miss incidents. To find out what insights the team managed to generate from 798m sensor inputs, join David Walker, Head of Road and Leisure Safety at RoSPA and Irene McAleese, Co-founder & CSO at See.Sense for this presentation. See.Sense were one of the event partners for Joining the Dots 2022.

WeCount Project

  • UWE & TelraamImagine being able to do traffic counts using a Raspberry Pi! WeCount is a European project that enables citizens to initiate a policy-making process with fully automated measurement data in the field of mobility and air quality. The project follows participatory citizen science methods to co-create and use innovative low cost, automated, road traffic counting sensors. Essentially a way into crowdsourcing data to influence policy, Telraam develops high-tech and reliable measuring equipment that is made available to interested citizens. They are helped to set up their own fully automatic traffic counters. Then they mount them in their front windows, and traffic counting can start. All the collected counts are made available for policymaking and research, but also to all residents and interested parties. In this session Professor Enda Hayes from University of the West of England and Kris Vanherle, co-founder at Telraam will explore the ways in which democratising data collection like this can influence change.
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