Data Champions – Wednesday Volunteer Training Workshop

An open call to people in and around Chorlton to get involved in becoming a Data Champion for Our Streets Chorlton

Data Champions
When: Wednesday 31st March,  6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Online (Zoom)
What: Data Collection – Volunteer Training Workshop

More About This Event:

As part of the Our Streets Chorlton project, Open Data Manchester will be carrying out data monitoring and collection, including air quality measurements and traffic surveys.

We are helping to form a local group of ‘Data Champions’, as part of the wider Our Street Chorlton Champions group development, to help carry out traffic surveys, along with other community data collection. These traffic surveys will help us to collect baseline data throughout the initial year-long Our Streets Chorlton project.

If you’re a resident of the Chorlton area and are up for taking an active part in the collection of traffic data, then we’re running a series of training sessions in March.

The training sessions will cover:

• Counting traffic data using your smart device (ie iphone or Android)
• Counting traffic data without a smart device (ie pen and paper).
• Best practice for collection, including COVID safety.
Open Data Manchester will be running 3 training sessions for those who wish to take part. They will take place on:

• Thursday 25 March, 2-4pm
• Saturday 27 March, 10am-12pm
• Wednesday 31 March 6.30-8.30pm

*All three sessions cover the same material. Simply select a date and time that suits you best.

We will then run a traffic survey practice session on the 7th of April to help test out and improve how we do this. It’d be great if you can take part in this, although it’s not necessary.

If you are interested in taking part but cannot attend these workshops please contact Sam Milsom:


What is Our Streets Chorlton?

Our Streets Chorlton is a 12-month, community-led project to understand how to help decrease carbon emissions by enabling Chorlton people to reduce local and short car journeys. We are here to support Chorlton on its journey to tackle climate change.

We want to co-develop our project with the whole Chorlton community so that together, we can share a greener, cleaner, less polluted and congested place to live, work, rest, learn and play.


Can I Be An ‘Our Streets Chorlton Champion’?


The community engagement project is supporting the development of local champions in and around Chorlton with areas of people’s interest; schools, climate action and data gathering.


Who Are Open Data Manchester?

Open Data Manchester is a not-for-profit formed from a diverse group of open data advocates in 2010 that supports organisations to release data and helps people use it.

Whether working in partnership or on standalone programmes, we promote good data practice through expert advice, strong advocacy, participatory events, state-of-the-art research, technical support and interactive training.