Thursday, January 15, 2015

Alexandria approves use of Eco-Counter on MVT

As the Washcycle reported in December, the Alexandria City Council approved a National Park Service request to place a bicycle and pedestrian counter on the Mount Vernon Trail just north of the old power plan on the Potomac. Arlington has an extensive network of these counters. According to the Arlington bike counter page:
Collecting better active transportation data is essential to building long-term support for walking and cycling, and for improving conditions for those who choose to walk and ride bikes. The County currently has 32 permanent installations, and six portable counters to gauge and monitor usage and demand.
Fairfax County recently unsuccessfully applied for a grant to install Eco-Counters in the Springfield area. FABB is working on getting funding for a counter that would be donated to the county. Stay tuned.

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