Urban ZELT - Bicycle Counter

Urban ZELT - Bicycle Counter

  • For cycle tracks, bike lanes and mixed-traffic
  • High accuracy
  • Invisible, robust, waterproof (IP68)
  • Automatic data transmission - GSM/3G
  • 2 year battery life

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System Overview

Eco-Counter’s Urban ZELT Inductive Loop system is the world’s leading technology for permanent on- and off-street bike counting. The system is perfect for obtaining trends over time and allows for the comparison of bike trips over consecutive months, seasons or years. The ZELT loop precisely analyzes the electromagnetic signature of each bicycle wheel using 13 differentiation criteria. The ZELT’s unique SIRIUS algorithm allows the system to detect all types of bicycles with extreme precision. When the loops are installed on a shared road, the system will accurately count bikes while ignoring cars motorcycles and larger vehicles. The system can be configured to count on any type of cycling facility (shared road, bike lane or protected bike path).


  • Turn-key solution
  • Measures the direction of travel
  • Seamless data transmission to our software
  • Battery powered – 2-year battery life
  • Invisible – eliminates risk of vandalism
  • Works in all weather conditions
  • Speed classification (optional)


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Designed for Shared Roads

The Urban ZELT is used to accurately count cyclists in mixed traffic conditions. The system is ideal for deploying on bike boulevards, shared lanes and on-street bike lanes.

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  Measures the Direction of Travel and classifies speed of cyclists

In San Francisco, several bidirectional counters have been installed to monitor cycling volumes on contra-flow bike lanes. It can be extremely valuable to measure the direction of travel of cyclists on shared roads. The ZELT counter also enables to classify cyclists according to their speed. Cycling count data with direction information and speed classification can help in planning safe routes and the justification of new infrastructure investment.

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High Accuracy and Reliability 

When it comes to displaying data in real-time, choosing the right sensor is essential to ensure the dissemination of reliable and appropriate information. The accuracy of the ZELT system on shared roads and on dedicated bicycle lanes with heavy traffic is unparalleled in the industry. This high level of accuracy has allowed Eco-Counter to create the Eco-Totem, a real-time counter and display. More than 100 Eco-Totems have been deployed worldwide.



The ZELT Loops can also be installed under bricks.

Installation Example

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Dimensions: Length: 1100 mm to 1500 mm (43’’ to 59’’) /Width: 400 mm (16’’)

Covered Width: 1100 mm to 9000 mm (43’’ to 354’’) (according to the configurations)

Battery Life: 1 or 2 Loops: 2 years / More than 2 loops: 1 year

Trench Depth: 40 to 50 mm (1.6’’ to 2’’)

Waterproof: IP68


The Eco-Counter Urban ZELT has been used to monitor bike use in Paris, New-York, Sydney, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal, San Francisco, Oslo, Budapest, Dublin... and hundreds of other cities around the world.

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