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Bike counters: how do they work?

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.

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