The practice of bike counting through automated counters is well-established. Around the world, cities such as Paris, Manchester, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, and Rouen all rely on the technology year-round to capture cycling trends, justify investments, plan infrastructure, and much more.
For the most part, bike counters are discreet and cyclists often do not even realize they are being counted multiple times a day across a network.
So how do bike counters actually work? In this month’s blog post, we’ll provide a brief introduction to the technology behind a few of our counters.
Continue reading Bike counters: how do they work?
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.
Continue reading The state of bicycle counting 2018 infographic
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!
Continue reading Planner Resources: Let’s talk about validation counts
Avenue Park Stanley is a newly developed, pedestrianized public space, connecting multiple popular parks in Montreal’s Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough. Once a vehicular through way, the transformed area now serves as an outdoor community space where people of all ages can come to enjoy nature and the beautiful river views.
Continue reading From temporary to permanent – count data and Montreal’s Avenue Park Stanley
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.
Continue reading Eco-Counter and the Ontario Bike Summit – 10 years growing up together
We just got back from the League of American Bicyclist’s National Bike Summit and are proud to have sponsored the premier bike advocacy event of the year in the United States!
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.
Couldn’t make to to the Summit? Read on to learn about starting a bike count program.
Continue reading Planner Resources: How to build a bike count 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!
Continue reading 2017 in numbers #2: North America’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…
Continue reading 2017 in numbers: Europe’s top 5 bicycle counters
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.
Continue reading Eco-Visio 5 – Top Tips