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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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Ridership Data in Calgary: Guiding Decision-Making

The results are in! Cycling along the protected bike lane network in Calgary has tripled overall since its installation, according to the City of Calgary’s Summary Report on ridership data.

A total of 10 automatic counters measured bicycle volumes at key locations in the network. Target volumes were set for each location and baseline bicycle volumes were measured in Fall 2014.

The Fifth Street bike count location has exceeded its target. Trips made by bicycle increased from 4% to 15%. The bike count display at this location was maxed out on October 25th and a total of 567,154 bike trips were made from June 2015 to November 2016.

The impact of the cycle track on winter cycling was also measured. Four times as many daily winter bicycle trips were made following the addition of the cycle track. The cycle track was maintained during the winter and cleared of snow within 24 hours.

>>Read more about Calgary’s cycle track network on CBC News

Auckland’s Quay St cycleway opens, and the first Eco-TOTEM in New-Zealand goes live!

Auckland’s $2.18 million Quay Street new cycleway has opened on Friday 8 Jul 2016. This new section is significant to many levels, since it is the most recent and greatest achievement for Auckland’s  increasing cycle network but also because it is the first section in New-Zealand featuring an Eco-Totem, our powerful communication tool.

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Washington State Bike Counter Network is Growing!

A recent article presenting in a simple yet detailed manner the expansion of the Network of Bike Counters in Washington State (USA) on Washington Bikes’ website. No less than 13 new counters are currently being installed throughout the state.

Our favorite quote from the article: “Without robust data, well, bicycling really just doesn’t count.” How true!

>> Read the full story on Washington Bikes’ website

>> Discover Eco-Visio, our powerful tool to build nationwide cycling database

Picture credits: @WAbikes – Twitter

One year of data in Calgary, Canada

It has been one year since we installed an automatic counter on Peace Bridge in Calgary, Canada and so far 1.4 million crossings have been logged in already.

Those figures have and will be helpful to understand, analyze and plan future infrastructures, says the City of Calgary. We could not agree more.

>> Peace Bridge Counter public webpage

>> Full story: Calgary City News Blog

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