How It Works
The Eco-TOTEM works in conjunction with ZELT loops which are installed on the bike lane or bike path adjacent to the Eco-TOTEM. The ZELT loops are responsible for registering cyclists, whereas the Eco-TOTEM is responsible for displaying the counts in real time with daily and cumulative year to date formats. The Eco-TOTEM benefits from the ZELT's unique patented technology which allows very high accuracy in any configuration (shared roads, bike boulevards, etc…)
The Eco-TOTEM is an effective and prominent tool that can help make cyclists a visible part of the urban landscape.




Simple and effective

Features & Benefits

Visible at night (backlight)

Customizable graphic design

Customizable display (barometer, digit lines, date…)

High Accuracy in any situation (ZELT sensor)

Can be installed on shared roads (Selective Counting Mode)

Data displayed on the Web


Installation Examples

Montreal, Canada

The City of Montreal has installed an Eco-TOTEM on Laurier Avenue. In 2011, a vehicle lane was removed to create a new bike lane. The Eco-TOTEM is a great way to show the success of this new infrastructure.
Seattle, USA

Seattle's Eco-TOTEM will be installed in September 2012 on the Fremont Bridge, the most frequently bicycled bridge in Washington. The ZELT sensor will count bicycles passing on the bridge, regardless of the direction, and the Eco-TOTEM's display number will increase in real-time, promoting and supporting the use of bicycles in the city.
Portland, USA

The city of Portland installed an Eco-TOTEM on the Hawthorne Bridge, which links the East Side to Downtown.
Placed at one end of this major bike route, the Eco- TOTEM is a visible sign of the city's commitment to active transportation development.
Varberg, Sweden

The city of Varberg, in Sweden, has been the first to benefits from the new design of the Eco-TOTEM. The Eco-TOTEM is a useful tool that calls attention to cycling traffic and helps make visible the city's efforts to increase bicycle traffic.
Freiburg, Karlsruhe and Offenburg

The three German cities of Offenburg, Karlsruhe, and Freiburg in the Land of Baden-Württemberg have recently installed Totems, designed by VEKSØ and powered by Eco-Counter's cutting edge counting technology. All three cities have been officially nominated as cycle friendly cities by the Land's Ministry of Transport. With their bicycle counter they show a visible proof of their dedicated effort to strengthen cycling.

Eco-Counter is pleased to partner with VEKSØ, one of the cofounders of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, which produces a list of services and products for the bicycle-friendly urban space.
Only a few months after the first Eco-TOTEM was launched, it has already been chosen by several major North American cities to highlight their cycling commitment. The Eco-TOTEM can be customized to fit your requirements.


Size: 230 x 46 x 16 cm (90.5 x 18.1 x 6.3 inches)

Weight: 100 kg / 220 lbs

Waterproofness: IP55

Operating temperature: -30 °C to +50 °C (-22 °F to 120 °F)

Material: Aluminum frame and shock-resistant polycarbonate Grafitti-proof and Rust-proof powder coating

6 or 8-digit green LED display or bargraph for daily/yearly counts

Automatic adjustment to ambient light levels