Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 2nd Eco-Counter International Awards! Winners of each category were announced during Velo-City 2017. Read on to discover the projects chosen by our jury of international experts!
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!
The story of Eco-Counter’s collaboration with Brisbane City Council Active Transport, the first Australian Council customer of the company. Providing accurate pedestrian and bicycle count data to the organization since 2009.
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!
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.
Four years ago, we celebrated the very first Eco-TOTEM installed in Varberg, Sweden.
Since then, Eco Counter has worked with cities all over the world to bring real-time bike displays to the public. Our product can now be found in over 20 different countries in 4 continents.
So what makes it so popular?
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.
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.
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.
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.