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!
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.
We have celebrated a couple of milestones recently.
A few weeks ago marked the five year anniversary of our first ever Eco-Display Classic bike counter installation! Since 2013, we’ve installed Display counters all over the world and Eco-Counter’s Display range has become a revered emblem of a community’s support for cycling.
April also marked the tenth anniversary of the Ontario Bike Summit, the premier cycling conference in Ontario. Hosted by Share the Road Cycling Coalition, OBS is a forum for cycling stakeholders across the province – Eco-Counter has proudly attended every one of them!
This year’s theme, “Looking Back and Rolling Forward“, allowed us to reflect upon just how much the Ontario Bike Summit and Eco-Counter have grown together.
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!
For those of you who attended the conference, you’ll know that inside your attendee bag there was a fold-out pamphlet from us – a primer detailing the core elements of how to start a bike count program.
Our 'How to build a bicycle count program' primer is making it's way around the @BikeLeague's National Bike Summit this week! Have you dug through your goody bag yet? #NBS2018 #BFC pic.twitter.com/LlCBdB4JIA
— Eco Counter (@Eco_Counter) March 6, 2018
Couldn’t make to to the Summit? Read on to learn about starting a bike count program.
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.
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.
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.
I begin this article series to share with you a new adventure that we are living here at Eco-Counter, the implementation of Holacracy!
A little more than one year ago, we decided to make the company grow with an important first acquisition – Quantaflow, the premier French specialist in shopping center indoor counting.
This acquisition had two immediate consequences. First, the number of employees increased from 80 to 100 people. Second, the acquisition created a new role for me as I devote myself to this exciting new challenge.
I decided to entrust Enrico Durbano – previously Sales Manager – as the General Manager of Eco-Counter. Following this change, Enrico left for a few weeks to #INSEAD for the “Transition to General Management” training program.
With this new position, Enrico faced an important question: how should we manage the business to ensure the core values of kindness, autonomy, transparency and workplace happiness remain central, while continuing to make the business grow?
The answer is the implementation of Holacracy, a cultural movement towards structured, sustainable, ‘liberated’ companies. We are proud to participate in Holacracy and are excited to share with you in this article series where the movement has taken us!
Eco-Counter is proud to announce support for the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) program!