MC5620 | Portable Bike Counter

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MetroCount’s MC5620 builds on the industry-leading bike detection algorithms of the permanent MC5720 system, to facilitate and optimise temporary bikes monitoring. The technology provides the most accurate method to capture a historical reference of bike data on a bike path or bike lane.

Monitor Transport Mode Distribution

Cottesloe is an iconic beach community. With a long history of vehicle monitoring using MetroCount MC5600, the council has recently coupled vehicle data with automatic bike counting to gain insight into multimodal transport.

Validate Cycle Infrastructure

With trials of light separation of cyclists piloted in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, planners needed short term data to evaluate treatments. The borough gathered reference data with the MC5620 over a 7 day period at two trial locations.

Capture Accurate Bike Volumes

Capturing data with the MC5620 on a bike path or lane, allows detailed post survey filtering of traffic data. Filtering bikes by direction, time and speed, in any combination, provides information about typical path use.


True Direction Filtering 

Detailed Speed Analysis

Cyclist clusters identification


Effortless installation and maintenance-free

To collect its data, the MC5620 uses two thin-walled pneumatic tubes. This doesn’t only guarantee the highest levels of accuracy (as proven by independent research), but also enables a streamlined installation.

The MC5620 air switches are self-calibrating, designed for optimum performance with minimum maintenance. Following the same design principles of our universally-used MC5600 vehicular monitoring system, the MC5620 will perform consistently over many years.

Technical Specification

  • Hardware
  • Sensor:  Thin pneumatic tubes
  • Sensor spacing: 600 mm (on-road path)
  •                               400 mm (off-road path)
  • Time resolution: Better than 1ms
  • Memory: Up to 480K bicycles
  • Internal battery: 4D alkaline cells
  • Road Case and Main Unit
  • Stainless steel case: 350 x 124 x 95mm
  • PVC main unit:  243 x 107 x 82mm
  • Total weight: ~ 4.15kg
  • Running temperature: -10°C to 60°C
  • Running humidity: 0 to 95%
  • Accessories
  • MTE™ software: Included
  • User manual: Included
  • Bike survey field kit: Shop here
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