Products, Services, and Data

Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Equipment

COMPASS uses bicycle and pedestrian counting equipment to collect data for a Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan – a plan that brings stakeholders together to coordinate local bicycle and pedestrian planning efforts. Count data helps COMPASS and member agencies make data-driven decisions on transportation-related projects.

Interested in using the bicycle and pedestrian counting equipment for your planning needs? COMPASS provides installation and data collection services to member agencies who request temporary use of the various types of counting equipment available. For more information on on- and off-road counting equipment, and to request specific locations for installation, see the descriptions below.

 

On-Road Portable Bicycle Counter (8 available)

Measures speed, direction, and general counts of bicyclists (pneumatic tubes). The TRAX Cycles Plus is powered by an internal battery pack and requires two tubes to be laid across the segment being counted.

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On- and Off-Road Portable Pedestrian Counter (4 available)

Measures direction and general counts of pedestrians (infrared sensor). The PYRO-Box is powered by an internal battery pack must be strapped/mounted to nearby posts or vegetation.

 

 

Off-Road Portable Bicycle Counter (4 available)

Measures direction and general counts of and bicyclists (pneumatic tubes). The Tube counter is powered by an internal battery pack and requires two tubes to be laid across the segment being counted.

 

Portable Mountain Bicycle Counter (8 available)

Measures general counts of bicyclists on soft-surface trails where tube counters are not an option. The magnetometer technology is buried near the trail or pathway, and detects bicyclists as they pass through via the metal components of the bicycle.

Photo of a portable mountain bike counter that counts mountain bicyclists using magnetometer technology to detect bicycles as they pass vis the metal components of the bike

 

 

Calibration Tools, Time-Lapse Video Camera

Calibrates automated bicycle and pedestrians counts by comparing totals with the time-lapsed actual counts. The Plot Watcher Pro is powered by eight AA batteries and can be strapped/mounted to nearby posts or vegetation.

 

Request equipment services

To request a specific location for temporary installation and data collection, please submit a COMPASS Portable Bicycle and Pedestrian Counter Equipment Request Form online or print and submit a hard copy form (PDF).

For more information or questions, contact Duane Wakan at dwakan@compassidaho.org or 208/475-2237.