Monitoring cycle traffic at a distance in Apeldoorn
The municipality of Apeldoorn is starting to measure bicycle traffic remotely. A so-called 'LoRa' technique is used for this, which stands for 'Long Range, Low Energy'.
The piëzo elements, incorporated in the road surface, weigh the cyclists cycling on the road surface and send a signal twice a day using the LoRa technique. These signals are processed by the network of the municipality of Apeldoorn and shared with the National Data Warehouse for Traffic Information (NDW). The elements can continue to send data for years with minimal power consumption. The elements can be powered by a battery.
Find the original article here (in Dutch): https://www.verkeerskunde.nl/artikel/fietsverkeer-tellen-op-afstand?ct=t(Verkeerkunde_30_01_2020_COPY_01)
Source: CROW Fietsberaad