Falco Installs the UK’s First VeloView Cycle Monitoring and Detection System from Abel Sensors at LBWF’s Walthamstow Central Station
Falco has installed the UK’s first VeloView Cycle Monitoring and Detection System from Abel Sensors at LBWF’s Walthamstow Central station! Incorporating intelligent technology, the system enables real time remote bike monitoring of cycle parking facilities for both cyclists and managers. With 90% market share in the Netherlands and a contract with ProRail to provide bike detection at all Dutch railway stations, Abel Sensors are the world leaders in cycle monitoring and detection.
Abel Sensors installations include the prestigious Utrecht and Haarlem cycle parks with over 30,000 bikes being detected in real time.
Bicycle detection and monitoring systems are designed to do a number of things for both cyclists and cycle hub managers:
- Assist traffic planners to determine appropriate infrastructure requirements.
- Enable cycle park managers to monitor the usage of their facilities (occupancy, flow rates and abandoned/long parked bikes).
- Provide cyclists with information on the availability of free spaces.
- Provide cyclists with directional signage to local facilities.
Each cycle parking facility is different and there is a myriad of cycle parking rack designs and Falco has a number of different bike detection technologies to address each individual situation, including:
- Optical Sensors
- Contact sensors
- RFID Detectors
Essentially bike detection and monitoring systems measure the usage of bikes within a cycle park and make this information available for either;
a) Analytical purposes e.g. usage % figures over a specific time frame, reducing the numbers of abandoned cycles, planning the capacity of cycle facilities
b) Informational purposes e.g. to provide such things as signage to direct users in a certain way or modify behaviour, directional signposting for cyclists, managing the flow of bikes from different entrances, enabling charging systems to be introduced, integration of bike parking information into client apps.
For more information about the installation at Walthamstow Central station or the VeloView Cycle Monitoring and Detection System, please contact our technical sales team on 01538 380080 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.