CounterPoint is a transportation planning and measurement tool designed in 2013, to make traffic counting global, fun, easy, and inclusive for all ages and disciplines.
CounterPoint runs on crowdsourcing and citizen science. Data validity is transparent, simple, and comparable with automatic counters. Anyone can download a spreadsheet with a minute-by-minute record of the counts done at any location. An engineer or planner can verify any of the data easily by simply or doing a count themselves at a similar time – further adding to the history of counts at a given location. A politician can do the same. That’s how CounterPoint works – data collection that is open to the community that starts (and often ends) conversations about how our transportation systems are (and should be) working.