All posts by Raphaël Chapalain

Eco-Counter's Digital Marketing Specialist

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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Celebrating 2 billion people (already) counted in 2016!

It is a milestone we always look at with great interest: 2 billion people were counted this year on July, 20th. The same figure was reached on Nov, 2nd in 2015. Counts are rising faster and faster one year after the other, because we install more and more counters, but also because people walk and cycle more and more too!

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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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Mobile counting to monitor various railway stations for mass transit fine-tuning

Client: SNCF (national State-owned railway) – division “Gares & Connexions” which manages over 3,000 stations throughout France. “Transilien” manages the suburban railway service within the Paris region (Ile-de-France).

Size: global revenue of 32 bn€ in 2015. SNCF employs over 240,000 people.

Installed counters: 32 railway stations have been equipped with Instant Counting mats over the past 2 years, some CITIX-IR were also installed for long-term counting.

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“Build it and they will come”: Auckland’s Lightpath hit 100,000 trips in 4 months

When the team at Eco-Counter installs a bicycle counter on a new lane or path anywhere in the world, one of the most frequently asked questions we get is: “Will building this new infrastructure increase the number of people riding their bicycles in my city?”

And we have many good examples to prove that new infrastructure, done right, does increase cyclist numbers. Our most recent is the Lightpath in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Bike use soars in the Washington area in light of Metrorail closure

There are plenty of good reasons to analyze data from automatic Eco-Counters: to assess long-term trends, to evaluate sensitivity to weather fluctuations and to measure the impact of special events on bicycle usage. In this post, we look at the data from Washington’s bike counters to analyze the effect the Metro closure had on bike traffic numbers.

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Eco-Counter 2015 Worldwide Cycling Index: +3% between 2014 and 2015!

Over 218 million trips logged by 1,490 counters spread across 17 different countries: this is the data which has been qualified and validated for the Eco-Counter Worldwide Cycling Index 2015. The unique scope and range provided by the Eco-Counter cycling database, allows for the accurate measurement of the progression of worldwide bicycle traffic, year-over-year.

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