Pneumatic TUBE

TUBES is a mobile device ideal for temporary counting. It has been Research and Development Team to count bicycles in two different environments.
How It Works
Two Pneumatic TUBES sensors are laid over the road or the bicycle lane, perpendicular to traffic flow. The system automatically monitors the speed and distance between the two bicycle wheels. Thanks to this information, the Pneumatic TUBES sensors are able to extract directional data, discriminating bicycles from motorized vehicles in mixed traffic, extract directional data and accurately count the number of cyclists in a group.
Shared Roads: TUBES Selective
Groups of Cyclists: TUBES Greenways
Specifically designed to monitor bicycles on dedicated bicycle lanes and greenways

Mini-tubes to maximize cyclist comfort

Specific filter to ensure an accuracy of +/- 3%, even for groups of cyclists

Counts bikes passing side-by-side or closely following each other
Temporary monitoring of bicycles on roads in mixed traffic (bicycle lanes, shared bicycle/bus lanes)

Ignores motorized vehicles (scooters, motorbikes, cars, buses…)

Counts only bicycles, even in heavy traffic

A special insert in the TUBE dismisses signal rebounds that may be generated by a fast car or truck

High accuracy (+/- 3%, even in heavy traffic)
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Technical Specifications
Features & Benefits

Selective counting on shared roads

Precise for groups of cyclists

Battery powered (10 years)

Bidirectional detection

Easy and versatile installation

Instant data collection

No engineering work

Mobile
protective box of tubes
Accuracy +/- 3% - Waterproof - Battery Powered
Installation Examples
Shared Roads: TUBES Selective




Temporary monitoring of bicycles on roads in mixed traffic (bicycle lanes, shared bicycle/bus lanes)

Ignores motorized vehicles (scooters, motorbikes, cars, buses…)

Counts only bicycles, even in heavy traffic

A special insert in the tubesuppresses signal rebounds that may be generated by a fast car or truck

High accuracy (+/- 3%, even in heavy traffic)
Mobile or Semi-permanent
< 3 months
Bicycle Boulevard Network

Over 30 TUBES Selective sensors have been installed on the bicycle boulevard network of Vancouver, Canada.
Shared Bicycle/Bus Lanes

On Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago, TUBES Selective sensors have been installed to monitor bicycles on a shared bicycle/bus lane.
Groups of Cyclists: Greenway TUBES
Mobile or Semi-permanent
< 3 months





Specifically designed to monitor bicycles on dedicated bicycle lanes and greenways

Mini-tubes to maximize cyclist comfort

Specific filter to ensure an accuracy of +/- 3%, even for groups of cyclists

Counts bikes passing side-by-side or closely following each other
Research

McGill University in Montreal, Canada, uses TUBES sensors to monitor the cycling networks of Montreal and Quebec.
1.6 Million Cyclists

Over 1.6 million cyclists a year use the Hawthorne Bridge linking East Portland to the city center.
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