Urbanite is a collaborative project which organizes co-creation activities between civil servants, citizens, and private sector. 

Urbanite's key features:

  • Working together with stakeholders
  • Analysis of the attitude towards the use of disruptive technologies for decision-making
  • Data management platform
  • Decision Support system

The Use case of Amsterdam started, developed and evolved around data commons on the one hand and 'bike happiness' in Amsterdam-Noord on the other. During the course of the project we defined parameters on bike safety for different kinds of cyclists; “vulnerable” (kids, elderly), “normal” (daily commute) and “speed” (e-bike, racing bike) cyclists. To assess the safety we have used infrastructural data and AI simulations.

The platform offers us insights in bikeable roads, safe and unsafe roads, all based on different datasets. Democratisation of AI, data and the harvesting of data are a very important part of the use case. In Amsterdam we wanted to also build ‘trust’ and ‘data-literacy’, rather than ‘fast forward’ towards a solution on bike-safety. Therefore we started a collaboration with several local SME’s and NGOs and worked together on one neighbourhood: Amsterdam-Noord. Together with RingRing, Fietsersbond we organised our data sets as a commons and also worked together with Telraam to enable citizens to count local road transport (cars, large vehicles, active travel modes and speed) with an automated sensor. This made it possible to create multiple values: both for the SMEs, NGOs and local policy makers, and for the citizens who are actively involved through Telraam to gather data for the platform. The data commons as a technical solution is a next step, the data collaboration as such is succesfull and ready for replication.



  • Create an in-depth knowledge on the implications of the use of the disruptive technologies (e.g. AI), in the public sector and other stakeholders of the mobility and urban transformation value chain.
  • Provide automatic mechanisms to harvest, curate, fusion and visualization of existing open and proprietary data coming from different sources related to urban mobility and transportation.
  • Facilitate the policy decision-making processes in the context of mobility and urban transformation with a scalable, integrated and modular ICT ecosystem built upon disruptive technologies.
  • Validate URBANITE Key Results in 4 real use cases: Amsterdam, Bilbao, Helsinki and Messina.
  • Develop a viable business model to ensure the sustainability of URBANITE.

Urbanite dashboard

Urbanite dashboard


Telraam dashboard |

Telraam dashboard (in Dutch)


Ethical Statement (in Dutch)

With this Ethical Statement, the Municipality of Amsterdam aims to guide digitalization in a manner consistent with the ethical standards and values of the city, while safeguarding the interests of all stakeholders.

Ethische Bijsluiter Telraam

Project duration

April 2020 - oktober 2023


Commissioned by/partners

Additional content

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Urbanite project (website) WeCount - Telraam (website)

Image credits

Icon image: Urbanite dashboard


Amsterdam Use Case Urbanite short Urbanite dashboard Telraam dashboard |