Laura Laker January 2 2017
New digital cycle counters on Manchester’s Oxford Road have recorded thousands of users, with more counters installed across the city’s new cycle routes…
The two cycle counters, which are the first of their kind in Manchester, have been installed on each side of Oxford Road, on new cycle tracks, with embedded sensors to detect passing cyclists.
The highest recorded reading, according to Eco Counter, was on 6 December, with 1,497 Northbound cycling journeys, and 1,797 Southbound. Although cycling numbers have dropped off towards the end of the month, Transport for Greater Manchester hopes the numbers will show an upward trend over time.
Councillor Chris Paul, Active Travel and Cycling Champion for the TfGM Committee, said: “We’re aiming to change Greater Manchester’s travel culture and increase cycling, with a target of 10% of journeys being made by bike in the region by 2025, and the new counters will provide key data on the increase in cycling traffic.