Category Archives: Fairs and events

Eco-Counter at Velo-City 2018 in Rio de Janeiro

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.

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CITIX 3D announced as the Intertraffic Innovation Awards winner!

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.

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Demos, events & Awards: Eco-Counter at Intertraffic Amsterdam!

Only one week to go before Intertraffic Amsterdam! Intertraffic is the essential event for intelligent transport systems (ITS), taking place in Amsterdam between March 20 and March 25 2018. Eco-Counter will be there, featuring special events, an Innovation Awards ceremony and a product demo.

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Our brand new CITIX-3D counter nominated for the Intertraffic Innovation Awards!

CITIX-3D, Eco-Counter’s latest innovation, is a wide-range automatic counter capable of counting and differentiating pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles simultaneously. This unique technology – a result of 5 years of Research & Development in partnership with a top European Research Lab (CEA) and 15+ years of industry-leading expertise – has 6 international patents.

We are very proud to announce CITIX-3D has been nominated for the Intertraffic Innovation Awards 2018.

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Contribute to the Eco-Counter 2016 Worldwide Cycling Index!

We are just two months away from Velo-City 2017 in Nijmegen, and are excited to be unveiling the third edition of our Worldwide Cycling Index. This index measures the overall progression of total bicycle traffic by both country and city. To make sure your city makes it into the Index, send us your bicycle count data before May 12th!

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May is the Month of Motion! Bike Events You Won’t Want to Miss

The month of May is an exciting time of year for cyclists – the weather is warmer and bike events are plentiful. Many events and activities will be taking place from coast to coast promoting active transportation to get to work and to have fun!

Read on for several May bike events to celebrate the season and active transportation.

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Winter Cycling Congress 2017 Highlights: Celebrating Successes and New Research

The Winter Cycling Congress is an invaluable opportunity to discuss cycling during our favorite time of year- snow and all! Eco-Counter was excited to be an attendee and exhibitor at the 2017 Winter Cycling Congress in Montreal, hosted by Velo Quebec. This year, celebrating successes and promoting winter cycling was top of mind. Here are some highlights from the conference.

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Winter cycling in Montreal: What’s new in time for WCC 2017

Visiting Montreal for the Winter Cycling Congress in February? This year, improvements in winter maintenance are making winter cycling easier for visitors and seasoned residents alike. Cyclists can now enjoy 429 kilometers of bike paths that will be cleared throughout the winter. 

Montreal’s four-season network is growing and a list of paths can be found here. Here are a few other recent improvements to look out for:

Lachine Canal Snow Removal

A new pilot project by Parks Canada and the City of Montreal clears snow on a 1 km section of the Lachine Canal. The Lachine Canal connects riders to the four-seasons network and is a popular destination for cyclists.

Apps for Finding Your Way

Need to find out if a path is cleared or other information? There’s an app for that! InfoNeige can tell you if a path or trail has been cleared. The app connects to the city’s open data. Use the MonResoVelo app to plan your routes and supply data on your trip back to the City of Montreal for future planning.

Events Celebrating Montreal’s 375th Anniversary

While having no impact on amount of snow on the ground, fun events will lift your spirits. On Saturday, February 11th, take part in a night ride challenge organized by Vélo Québec as a closing event for the Winter Cycling Congress. The event is free event and open to the public.

Learn more about WCC 2017. We’ll be there! David Beitel and Eco-Counter’s Jean-François Rheault will be presenting “Evaluating the temporal evolution of winter bicycle ridership” on February 8th.

Upcoming Event: TRB 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Heading to Washington, D.C. this weekend to take part in the Transportation Research Board’s 96th Annual Meeting? It’s a great opportunity to learn about the latest research and best practices in active transportation data. Eco-Counter will be at Booth 523 to share our expertise and engage in discussions. We also have some top picks for bike-ped data events!

Bike Hack Night, held in conjunction with TRB, is a must-see for all “transportation techies”! Don’t miss a presentation on Tuesday, January 10th by Eco-Counter’s Fraser McLaughlin on bicycle traffic patterns in Arlington revealed through cluster analysis. Simply RSVP on Meetup.com to attend. If you can’t make Bike Hack Night, you can learn more about cluster analysis in Hall E on Monday with Fraser at our research poster on estimating daily bike volumes from short-term counts.

Eco-Counter’s Jean-Francois Rheault will be presenting as the Industry Representative at Quality Volume Data for Bicycling and Walking (Workshop 158) on Sunday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm. Attend to learn more about quality issues in data related to active transportation.

Big data and managing large amounts of information will be a hot topic at TRB 2017. Learn about approaches to handling large data sets at Workshop 109, Big Data Analytics in Transportation on Sunday 9am – 12pm. Advances in data collection for active transportation will also be discussed Session 285, Exploring Innovative Data Sources and Approaches for Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Collection on Monday 10:15am – 12pm. We hope to see you there!

For a full conference program, visit the TRB website.

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