RidePod® BT

Bicycle Tube Counter

At MetroCount, there’s always room for improvement. We took our already hyper accurate MC5620 Bike Counter and built on its strengths. With 4 times the memory, 5 times better battery life, and improved speed detection accuracy, we welcome you to put our RidePod® BT to the test.


Classify bike lane traffic

In April, the Belgian Road Research Centre tested the capacity of our RidePod BT in Brussels. Over three weeks, the counter collected statistics on volume, speed, and class of vehicles riding along a recently inaugurated bike lane.

Pilot Testing Cycling Infrastructure

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham piloted light separation of cycling lanes at two different locations. To evaluate how these treatments affected cyclist behaviour, traffic planners utilised MetroCount counters to collect statistics over a 7 day period.

Monitor Transport Mode Distribution

To prevent interactions between cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, the city of Cottlesloe has recently started monitoring bike trips. We caught up with David Lappan, Engineering Assistant, to discover how bike data fits into the council’s infrastructure plans.
RidePod BT by MetroCount


Cluster Identification

Measure Gap & Headway

Practical and meaningful

The RidePod® BT collects axle data from dedicated and on-road bike lanes using two thin-walled pneumatic tubes. This data is analysed by our MTE software running the axle information through optimised algorithms, to identify bike clusters and distinguish between bikes, pedestrians and scooters to present detailed bike volume, speed and directional information.

Download Speed

Our counters use a military grade communication interface, providing longevity in harsh environments. The connector is passive, removing the risk of corrosion that affects powered interfaces like USB cords.

Memory Capacity

The RidePod® uses flash memory, enabling long life bike data collection and retention even during a battery change. The increased memory in the RidePod BT is more than sufficient for any bike survey.

RidePod® BT + FieldPod®

Add Remote Access to Your Counter

The RidePod® BT is the only tube-based vehicle counter that supports remote connection via an additional piece of hardware, the MetroCount Remote Access Module. Your counter can be upgraded at any time to include FieldPod® functionalities.

System Diagnostics

Data Download

Customised reports

Technical Specifications

  • Hardware
  • Sensor: Thin pneumatic tubes
  • Sensor spacing: 600 mm (on-road path)
  • 400mm (off-road path)
  • Time resolution: Better than 1ms
  • Memory: Up to 2 million bicycles
  • Internal battery: 4 D alkaline
  • 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
  • FieldPod® RAM unit (optional)


Supported Legacy Models

MC5620 Portable Tube Counter

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