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Dirt
07-29-2011, 09:02 AM
I noticed a bunch of new trail counters on the W&OD and Custis trail yesterday. Cool to see.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6125/5987105613_3e3a3edaa2_b.jpg
Custis Mile 0

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/5987666734_7c17cd913a_b.jpg
W&OD in Falls Church.

Hopefully the in-ground counters will work better than the optical ones did.

Love,

Pete

OneEighth
07-29-2011, 09:45 AM
And here I thought those sudden detours were just there to get us all ready for cx season.

americancyclo
07-29-2011, 11:22 AM
I always wondered about those wooden posts with the tiny print, but never stopped to read it. Now I don't have to!

bikesnick
07-31-2011, 03:01 PM
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i rode over this today and thought of magnetic loops. but carbon fiber or aluminum frames shouldn't register. the post has what look like optical sensors.
(this was in arlington on the custis trail, but i saw others along the w&od in arlington, too.)
/bs

DismalScientist
07-31-2011, 07:55 PM
Your iron butt developed from riding the trails triggers it.

americancyclo
08-01-2011, 07:16 AM
Found a reference to a french company called Eco Counter on a TBD article. Searching for that led me to this page.
http://www.eco-compteur.com/Multi-Users-Counting.html?wpid=41977

Seems like it still might miss folks with carbon wheelsets (or count them as peds), but I think a majority of folks are riding on some sort of metal rim that should trigger the sensor. Looks like they double-dip for the cyclists as well.

Tim Kelley
08-01-2011, 09:17 AM
Found a reference to a french company called Eco Counter on a TBD article. Searching for that led me to this page.
http://www.eco-compteur.com/Multi-Users-Counting.html?wpid=41977

EcoVisio/EcoCounter is indeed the company who provides the counters here!

americancyclo
08-01-2011, 11:34 AM
I realize they just went in, but any idea when the data is scheduled to be released?

Tim Kelley
08-01-2011, 11:43 AM
I realize they just went in, but any idea when the data is scheduled to be released?


We are still working on the best way to release numbers to the public. In the meantime, you can read up on the counters here:

http://www.commuterpageblog.com/2011/07/20-months-of-bike-on-the-custis-trail.html

http://www.commuterpageblog.com/2011/06/trail-usage-and-the-linger-effect-of-bike-to-work-day.html

http://www.commuterpageblog.com/2011/02/bicycle-commuting-patterns.html

http://www.commuterpageblog.com/2011/01/good-things-coming-automated-bikeped-counters.html