To help spreading the CHEST/TrafficFlow project and enlarge the potential users base, Magenta asked and achieved the endorsement of Città Metropolitana di Firenze (former Provincia di Firenze), which gathers 42 municipalities from Florence area. Their mayors and technicians have been invited to participate to a meeting that was held in Palazzo Medici Riccardi, headquarters of Città Metropolitana, on May 20th 2015.
In the event, together with representatives of Città Metropolitana di Firenze, engineers from Magenta explained the project details to the attending municipalities, with the goal of identify those among them that are willing to experiment Magenta’s traffic monitoring solution by participating at CHEST/TrafficFlow. We are happy to let it be known that about a dozen municipalities expressed their interest in supporting the project, and this means that beside the observation sites of citizens that volunteered to host a VehicleCounter on their window, we will probably have the chance to use a few special points of view amongst the province area.
We wish to thank Città Metropolitana di Firenze for the strong support and the great visibility that they provided to the project, as well as the municipalities that attended the meeting for expressing their interest and accepting to cooperate.
In order to provide a working demo, the very first sample of VehicleCounter was installed in Palazzo Medici Riccardi and is still working since May 19th 2015. Here it is: