Counting display for cyclists - Christchurch, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
S 43° 32.017 E 172° 37.666
59G E 631523 N 5178638
Quick Description: Cycle counter display at the Antigua Boatshed Bridge in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 2/18/2020 12:06:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM123K5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
We found this cycle counter display while wandering around Christchurch. There were quite a few cyclists that passed by while we were there and the machine did its job in counting them.

"The display collects information from detectors on the approaches in each direction so that you can probably see “your” number tick over as you pass. As well as the daily count and a date/time display, there is also a cumulative count for the year, although in this case the counter has only been running since about May 17th [2018]. So doing the maths, that means it is already ticking over around 1000 trips a day…"

"These displays aren’t cheap; for the totem, detectors and installation you’re looking at about $43k. Not surprisingly, spending on a Council “frivolity” like this has generated a bit of social media grumbling (and even misplaced claims that the counter detects more than bikes…). But it’s really no different expenditure to one of those big overhead car parking count signs popping up around the city. In this case, not only does it provides useful information but also some encouragement for everyone who bikes past it."

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Date of Your Photos: 2/18/2020

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