MULTI Urban - Multi-Use Counter

MULTI Urban - Multi-Use Counter

  • Differentiates between pedestrians and cyclists
  • Permanent or semi-permanent
  • Highly robust
  • Range up to 6m / 20'
  • 2 year battery life

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System Overview

Eco-Counter’s Urban MULTI is an innovative and unique counting system that monitors and differentiates between pedestrians and cyclists. This system is typically installed permanently and is perfect for obtaining trends of pedestrian and cyclist use over time. This system combines the PYRO, passive infrared, sensor and the ZELT, inductive loop. An intelligent subsystem, the Smart Connect, analyses the signal from both sensors in order to count and classify each user. The Urban MULTI is optimized to count large groups of pedestrians and cyclists with high accuracy making it ideal for high-volume multi-use paths.


  • Counts and differentiates between pedestrians and cyclists
  • Measures the direction of travel
  • Turn-key solution
  • Seamless data transmission to our software
  • Battery powered – 2-year battery life
  • Works in all weather conditions
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Count and Classify Pedestrians and Cyclists

On multi-use paths and trails, it can be valuable to count and differentiate between pedestrians and cyclists since their usage patterns are often quite different. In Arlington, Virginia, fifteen MULTIs monitor pedestrians and cyclists on a network of trails. Cyclists volumes often peak during morning and afternoon rush hour, suggesting a high rate of commuting cyclists. Pedestrian use is constant throughout the week and peaks during weekends, suggesting more recreational use of the network. This rich data helps in managing capital improvements and the maintenance schedule of the trail network. 


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  Turn-key Solution

Thanks to its unique design, the Urban MULTI houses the complete counting system (logger, sensors and battery) in its galvanized steel housing. The steel housing is vandal proof and the components inside are completely waterproof. The system has a two-year battery life. Like all Eco-Counters, the Urban Post wirelessly transfers data (by automatic 3G/GSM data transmission option or by manual Bluetooth data transmission) to the Eco-Counter server where it can be easily accessed using Eco-Visio, our specialized, online, data analysis software. The Urban MULTI, like all Eco-Counters, is a complete turn-key solution.



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  Versatile System Configuration

The Urban MULTI is ideal for counting pedestrians and cyclists on shared paths. However, the system can be configured in the manufacturing process to count and classify users that occupy different spaces. For example, the system can count pedestrians on sidewalks and cyclists on a bike lane adjacent to the sidewalk. Simply ask your Eco-Counter representative about building a custom system for your counting site.  

Inner Structure

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Installation Example

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Other products:

PYRO-Box - People Counter
Urban ZELT - Bicycle Counter



Covered width: Up to 6m (19.5’)

Battery life: 1 or 2 ZELT loops: 2 years / More than 2 ZELT loops: 1 year

Operating Temperature: -40 °C to + 50 °C (-40 °F to 120 °F)

Waterproofness: IP 66

Data Backup: 60-minute or 15-minute data recording interval

Memory: 15-minute data recording interval: 330 days / 60-minute data recording interval: 640 days


Urban MULTIs are used to count and differentiate cyclists and pedestrians in Northampton, Seattle, St. Louis, San Diego, Austin, Moscow, Edmonton,  Houston,  and Bordeaux.

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