Portland Adds First Bike Counter in US to Hawthorne Bridge
Portland, OR has become the first US city to install a bicycle counter.
Also known as the bicycle barometer, Portland's bike counter records bicycle trips over the Hawthorne Bridge. The totem provides a visual display of that day's trips as well as a cumulative total of up to 2,000,000 trips (a number expected to be topped every 8 months).
Non-profit group Cycle Oregon purchased the machine with a $20,000 grant.
Learn more about Portland's Bicycle Counter at bikeportland.org
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