Category Archives: Count Data

The state of bicycle counting 2018 infographic

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.

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Planner Resources: Let’s talk about validation counts

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!

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Eco-Counter Worldwide Cycling Index 2018: the results!

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!

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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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