Brighton bikers to cycle along and be counted

Posted On 12 May 2010 at 9:45 am

Two cycle counter display units have been installed in Brighton – the first such in use in the UK.

The cycle counter display units, in London Road and Lewes Road, will show the number of cyclists using the road as they go past so everyone can see.

These will include people using the newly launched Lewes Road cycle train, in which groups of cyclists travel together along the Lewes Road.

Due to be officially launched during Bike Week (19-27 June), the information displayed on the counters will promote cycling and demonstrate how cycling levels are rising.

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The cycle counter display units can be found on the east side of A23 London Road, (at the edge of Surrenden Park), and the east side of A270 Lewes Road, near Moulsecoomb Library.

The units have been installed by Brighton and Hove City Council and partially funded from the European Civitas scheme and Brighton and Hove Cycling Town funding from Cycling England and the Department for Transport.

The council won £2.2 million to invest in small-scale transport projects and is the only city in the country to win European money from the Civitas Archimedes Project for such schemes.

Council officers are working with five other cities in Europe to share best practice, experience and skills.

  1. Andy Keetch Reply

    Are there only going to be two? I was hoping they would be along more popular places as well, like the seafront or Western Road?

  2. Chris Postle Reply

    Does the council really have nothing better to spend its money on? Putting shiny lights by the side of the road only provides an additional distraction for drivers and cyclists alike!

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