A Falco Cycle Counter installed on Millburn Road, Inverness, has already counted over 64,000 cyclists this year – that’s more than the entire population of the city!
The cycle counter on Millburn Road is part of a series of 9 counters and one master totem installed throughout Scotland on behalf of Sustrans and Transport Scotland whose aim is to increase the levels of cycling throughout the country.
The ten Cycle Counters are the world’s first interlinked series of Cycle Counters whereby each counter feeds statistical data back to the master data counter located outside the Scottish Government’s building at Victoria Quay.
Active Travel Officer from HITRANS Fiona McInally said: “The fantastic numbers of cyclists using Millburn Road show what can be achieved when good infrastructure is built where people want to travel.
“We've already seen large increases in daily numbers as Inverness College UHI opened this summer and we look forward to seeing how the new walking and cycling links in Inverness Campus affect cycle figures as the team at HIE complete the active travel link towards the retail and business park.
“All increases in cycling help Inverness and the Highlands move towards the Scottish Government aspiration of 10% of everyday journeys by bike by 2020."
For more information about the ten Cycle Counters in Scotland please contact our helpful sales team on 01538 380080.