Category Archives: Count Data

Contribute to the Eco-Counter Worldwide Cycling Index!

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!

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2017 in numbers #2: North America’s Top 5 Bicycle Counters

Last week, we reflected on 2017 by showcasing the top 5 highest-counting Eco-Display Classic bicycle counters in Europe for the year.

This week, we cross the pond and check out data from Canada and the United States.  As always, you can explore daily-updated bike count data from around the world right on our website!

Here are the 2017 top-five Eco-Display Classic counters for North America!

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2017 in numbers: Europe’s top 5 bicycle counters

Happy New Year from the Eco-Counter team!

We are excited for the year ahead and can’t wait to hear about your projects for the coming year. As we welcome 2018, let’s take a moment to reflect on the previous year by showcasing the top 5 Eco-Display Classic bicycle counters in Europe with the highest count data for 2017.

Did you know you can discover daily bike count data from around the world at any given moment on our website?

Now, without further ado…

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Eco-Visio 5 – Top Tips

Last week, we released Eco-Visio 5– the exciting new version of our online count data analysis platform – to Pro license users in North America. The feedback has been great and we have really enjoyed hearing how the new dashboards and widgets have been working for you.

One week in, it’s time to share 5 Eco-Visio tips to help you get the most out of your count data.

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Eco-Visio 5 – our best, most user-friendly update ever – is available today!

Following months of development and countless test sessions, Eco-Visio 5 – the exciting new version of our online count data analysis platform – is here today for Pro License users!

Simply login to your Eco-Visio account and you’ll have the option to try this new version.

Eco-Visio 5 is sleek, interactive and packed with new features designed with you in mind. Your count data is presented in the form of easy-to-use dashboards, accessible from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Getting Started: Deciding on Counting Program Outcomes

Many park and recreation professionals face the challenge of selecting between a large number of data sources. A 2016 NRPA research survey found that 27 percent of parks and recreation professionals find the amount of data available overwhelming.

When it comes to adding a counting program to the many sources of data available to understand visitors and trail users, focusing on the main desired outcomes is a good place to start. A study on monitoring trail use identified deciding on both who will be using the data and for what purpose as the first step for beginning to collect count data.

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The Counts Are In! Over 330,000 Users Counted at Centennial Trail

Centennial Trail  runs along the Spokane River and is known among Spokane, Washington  locals for its popularity.

Counting pedestrians and cyclists help to prove assumptions regarding trail use and the value of trails to the community. Over 330,000 trail users were counted for a period of just over a year and a half. Using Eco-Counter’s MULTI counting systems, it was possible to determine that over two-thirds of trail users were pedestrians.

Several findings were made based on the data. From June through August, there were approximately 14,000 users each month and bicycle use peaked in July.

>> Read more about Centennial Trail’s counts in The Spokesman Review

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Mapping Bike Traffic Data: Revealing Infrastructure Usage Patterns

A common saying in the transportation world is “if you build it, they will come”. Measuring the impact of new bike infrastructure on cycling traffic and behaviour is top of mind for many planners and advocacy groups.

It’s now possible to say with greater accuracy how cycling behaviour is impacted by cycling infrastructure. Using count data to classify cyclist behaviour, Eco-Counter’s Fraser McLaughlin mapped out bike traffic data in Arlington, Virginia per average behaviour patterns.

Behaviour is categorized as either commuter, recreational or mixed by using a type of statistical analysis called cluster analysis. If you missed Fraser’s presentation on cluster analysis research at Bike Hack Night in Washington D.C. (pictured), read on to learn more.

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