Cyclists Celebrate Cycle Counter Switch on in Inverness!
Cyclists in Inverness have recently celebrated the switch on of a state-of-the-art cycle counter supplied and installed by Falco on behalf of Sustrans. The cycle counter is located on a grass verge on Millburn Road on the corner of Diriebught Road. The counter will collect information ass part of the development of a safe cycle route from the Inverness Campus at Beechwood to Inverness city centre.
The cycle counter is part of a series of 10 counters installed throughout Scotland on behalf of Sustrans and Transport Scotland whose aim is to increase the levels of cycling throughout the country. The completed route forms part of a link from the new Inverness Campus and the recently constructed golden bridge over the A9 in the east, through Raigmore housing estate to Millburn Road, where it continues to the city centre.
Paul Downie of Sustrans said: “The counter installed during the summer months has already counted high numbers of cyclists prior to the works on Millburn Road commencing. With the completion of the Millburn Road Active Travel Route we look forward to seeing a further increase in these numbers. Cycle counters have been used to great effect in a number of European countries and research shows that they can serve as promotional tools to encourage people to cycle on a daily basis.”
Along with the nine cycle counters and additional Master ‘totaliser’ has been installed outside the main entrance to the Scottish Government offices at Victoria Quay. The cycling data is sent from each counter to a management system and then redirected to the Master counter as well as displaying live cycle information on the Falco website.
The other cycle counters in Scotland are installed at:
- Edinburgh, Middle Meadow Walk
- Glasgow, Anderston
- Coatbridge, Bank Street
- Stirling, Laurencroft Road
- Benderloch, Lochnell Primary School
- Perth, North Inch Park
- Union Canal, Edinburgh Quay
- Clydebank, Whitecrook Street
- Scottish Government Victoria Quay Office, Leight, Edinburgh (Master Data Counter)
For more information about the state-of-the-art Cycle Counter, please contact our helpful sales team on 01538 380080.