Transportation Transformed at ITE Austin
MetroCount kept it weird at this year’s Institute of Transport Engineers conference in Austin, Texas. With a central theme of ‘Transportation Transformed’ the summit focused on:
- road, bike and pedestrian safety,
- the emergence of micro-mobility technologies.
The stunning growth of new micro-mobility devices, such as e-scooters, has driven home the importance of adapting to a profoundly changing transportation industry.
According to some reports, the adoption rate of e-scooter sharing systems is projected to outpace even Uber and Lyft!
These new mobility technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way we move and must be seriously considered when planning for infrastructure.
Although they provide huge health, environmental, and congestion benefits, a growing list of safety and regulatory concerns is also continuing to emerge.
Monitoring these new mobility devices is key in ensuring a safe and inclusive approach to infrastructure design and regulation. MetroCount’s bike and pedestrian counters are the perfect solution to do this! Combined with the latest version of MTE software, they are capable of classifying e-scooters, skateboards and other micro-mobility technologies.