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Bicycle counter keeping tabs on riders coming from West Seattle

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Photo courtesy of seattlebikeblog.com

SEATTLE — The city’s second bicycle counter is now operating on Spokane Street on the east side of the West Seattle Bridge.

The bicycle counter was turned on Thursday afternoon and has already logged more than 400 cyclists.

The Fremont Bridge bike counter has been keeping tabs on cyclists crossing between Fremont and Queen Anne since October 2012. Since the counter became operational, it has recorded more than 538,000 people riding across the bridge.

The counters help the city gather data about bike traffic that can be used to improve its Bicycle Master Plan.

Funding for the counter comes from the Cascade Bicycle Club and the Mark & Susan Torrance Foundation.

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1 Comment

  • Tom Fucoloro

    Thanks for posting about the counter. It’s a pretty cool thing (especially once they adjust it so it stops skipping people, which they will do soon).

    One note about the photo you used: That’s me (Tom from Seattle Bike Blog). However nobody at Q13 asked me for permission to use it. If you did, I would have told you that it’s not my photo. It was taken by Anne-Marije Rook at Cascade Bicycle Club, who gave me permission to post it. Also, it’s from the Fremont bike counter, not West Seattle.


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