Eco-Counter is proud to announce support for the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) program!
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!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
The PYRO-Box is used to count people in rural and urban settings worldwide. Discover the improvements we’ve made to make the PYRO-Box V2 more rugged and resistant to wear and tear.
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.
Visitor count data is an effective way to tell a park or trail’s story. In one case, data helped save a home for llamas! High Park Zoo in Toronto faced proposed budget cuts in 2012, and using count data, they successfully made the case for its value. Over 500,000 visitors were recorded annually using PYRO counters.
Pinpointing where and when facilities are used most is important for managing resources and budgets. Great Rivers Greenway in St. Louis uses count data at various locations along their greenways to help determine where to focus maintenance and operational tasks.
Thinking of including count data in your data toolkit? Here are some best practices for collecting and analyzing count data.