The practice of bike counting through automated counters is well-established. Around the world, cities such as Paris, Manchester, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, and Rouen all rely on the technology year-round to capture cycling trends, justify investments, plan infrastructure, and much more.
For the most part, bike counters are discreet and cyclists often do not even realize they are being counted multiple times a day across a network.
So how do bike counters actually work? In this month’s blog post, we’ll provide a brief introduction to the technology behind a few of our counters.
Continue reading Bike counters: how do they work?
As you may remember from a blog post way-back in February, we are a proud sponsor of the League of American Bicyclists’ Bike Friendly Community (BFC) program.
A few months ago, in collaboration with the BFC, we conducted a survey to examine the current state of bicycle counting. The survey provided a timely and much needed understanding of the way communities across the country approach bike counting, including the challenges and opportunities they face.
Survey responses were received from 178 communities across 42 states. From all of us here at Eco-Counter and the League of American Bicyclists, thank you to everyone who took the time out of their busy day to respond.
Continue reading The state of bicycle counting 2018 infographic
A few months back, we published a blog post titled Planner Resources: How to Build a Bike Count Program. We received a great deal of feedback on this post and are happy to know it engaged many of you in the practice of starting a bike count program.
Given this success, we’ve decided to make ‘Planner Resources’ a recurrent theme in our blog, with goal of sharing best-practice knowledge we have accumulated in 15+ years of leading the people counting industry.
In this edition of ‘Planner Resources’, we are going to discuss the (much under-discussed) topic of validation counts!
Continue reading Planner Resources: Let’s talk about validation counts
Avenue Park Stanley is a newly developed, pedestrianized public space, connecting multiple popular parks in Montreal’s Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough. Once a vehicular through way, the transformed area now serves as an outdoor community space where people of all ages can come to enjoy nature and the beautiful river views.
Continue reading From temporary to permanent – count data and Montreal’s Avenue Park Stanley
Over 400 million trips logged by 2,725 counters spread across 32 countries. This is the data proved and validated for the Eco-Counter 2018 Worldwide Cycling Index that measures bicycle traffic trends from 2016 to 2017 in various countries around the world. Here are the results!
Continue reading Eco-Counter Worldwide Cycling Index 2018: the results!
There are only a few days to go before the annual Velo-City gathering! Velo-City, taking place this year in Rio from June 12th to 16th, is the premier international conference on cycling and urban mobility.
All week long, Eco-Counter’s Etienne, JF, and Enrico will be at the conference and will give three different presentations on the subject of bike count data for the development of cycling in cities.
Continue reading Eco-Counter at Velo-City 2018 in Rio de Janeiro
We have celebrated a couple of milestones recently.
A few weeks ago marked the five year anniversary of our first ever Eco-Display Classic bike counter installation! Since 2013, we’ve installed Display counters all over the world and Eco-Counter’s Display range has become a revered emblem of a community’s support for cycling.
April also marked the tenth anniversary of the Ontario Bike Summit, the premier cycling conference in Ontario. Hosted by Share the Road Cycling Coalition, OBS is a forum for cycling stakeholders across the province – Eco-Counter has proudly attended every one of them!
This year’s theme, “Looking Back and Rolling Forward“, allowed us to reflect upon just how much the Ontario Bike Summit and Eco-Counter have grown together.
Continue reading Eco-Counter and the Ontario Bike Summit – 10 years growing up together
We are just two months away from Velo-City 2018 in Rio and are excited to unveil the fourth edition of our Worldwide Cycling Index. This index measures the overall progression of total bicycle traffic volumes by both country and city.
Do you collect count data with systems other than Eco-Counter and wish to be included in the Index? We can include external data in the Index calculation, but send us your bicycle count data before May 20th!
Continue reading Contribute to the Eco-Counter Worldwide Cycling Index!
We just got back from the League of American Bicyclist’s National Bike Summit and are proud to have sponsored the premier bike advocacy event of the year in the United States!
For those of you who attended the conference, you’ll know that inside your attendee bag there was a fold-out pamphlet from us – a primer detailing the core elements of how to start a bike count program.
Couldn’t make to to the Summit? Read on to learn about starting a bike count program.
Continue reading Planner Resources: How to build a bike count program
As part of the opening ceremony for Intertraffic Amsterdam yesterday, Peter van der Knaap, chairman of the Intertraffic Innovation Award Jury, announced the contest winners.
And it is now official: the CITIX 3D, our latest counter, won in the category of ‘Traffic Management’!
Thank you to the jury for trusting Eco-Counter’s latest innovation & congratulations to all the nominees and winners! It is a huge accomplishment for our team who worked hard in the last five years to deliver this product.
Continue reading CITIX 3D announced as the Intertraffic Innovation Awards winner!