counter of passing cyclists

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counter of passing cyclists

Postby DougieB » 7 Jun 2012, 8:05am

I pass this every morning on the ride to work. no idea who the suspicious looking guy is, but the counter seems to me to be a good thing to have on the street (on a main cycle route).

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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby flat tyre » 8 Jun 2012, 12:36pm

22 Degrees? Let me know where this is I need to go there NOW!

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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby Tasker » 8 Jun 2012, 12:37pm

What a great idea. I've often wondered if those traffic censor tube things they put across the road also record people on bikes - but there again, they're probably not interested in us. :(

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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby rjb » 8 Jun 2012, 2:01pm

How many does it count for a tandem ...... :roll:
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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby DougieB » 8 Jun 2012, 6:53pm

flat tyre wrote:22 Degrees? Let me know where this is I need to go there NOW!


Barcelona, 22 degrees at 8 am :-)

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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby Ian Raleigh » 9 Jun 2012, 5:45pm

rjb wrote:How many does it count for a tandem ...... :roll:


Go by it twice then ! :D

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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby gaz » 9 Jun 2012, 8:16pm

Do they they fix the potholes when the counter reaches 1.2 million?
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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby DougieB » 9 Jun 2012, 9:08pm

there aren't any potholes. well, there's slight burning of tarmac when the unemployed/public sector burn the bins to protest about, um, 'stuff'.

really, if your goal in life is a great cycle commute to work, then come to Barcelona. great tarmac, great weather (mostly), excellent cycle infrastructure, plenty of fixie-hipsters to demolish on the route home :)

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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby Eammno » 11 Jun 2012, 5:02pm

Also seen on the A23 heading into Brighton - as a bonus it was working at the weekend!
Temperature read out is lower though 8)

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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby pau1ine » 11 Jun 2012, 9:27pm

Tasker wrote:What a great idea. I've often wondered if those traffic censor tube things they put across the road also record people on bikes - but there again, they're probably not interested in us. :(


Sadly the technology to record motor traffic isn't sensitive enough to pick up lightweights like cyclists.
Automatic traffic counters are sometimes installed in cyclepaths but they must be set up for only picking up bikes.
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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby DougieB » 11 Jun 2012, 9:31pm

I'll have a look tomorrow, but this one must be triggered by a light beam. there's no cable on the path that you roll-over, like the heavy traffic versions.

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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby Guy951 » 19 Jun 2012, 8:03am

DougieB wrote:...really, if your goal in life is a great cycle commute to work, then come to Barcelona...

I'm not sure I'd want to do North-East Spain to Bedfordshire every day. :shock: :lol:
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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby [XAP]Bob » 19 Jun 2012, 11:04am

DougieB wrote:I'll have a look tomorrow, but this one must be triggered by a light beam. there's no cable on the path that you roll-over, like the heavy traffic versions.

Could easy be an induction loop which they've laid before the tarmac (rather than the seeming convention here, which is to lay tarmac then dig it up to put in services)
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby Tasker » 19 Jun 2012, 12:25pm

'Automatic traffic counters are sometimes installed in cyclepaths but they must be set up for only picking up bikes.
(yes I am a geek)'

Thank you for that, I've often wondered about it.

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Re: counter of passing cyclists

Postby woodybrighton » 22 Jun 2012, 7:06pm

Brighton spent £25k actually european money on a couple last year both broken now :(