A four-month cycling and walking counter display trial has launched in Brisbane, Australia.
The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) initiative aims to measure and monitor the number of people using active travel routes on a path along Canon Garland Overpass in Toowong.
A number of HI-TRAC CMU units, supplied by CiTTi Awards 2023 finalist Q-Free, have been integrated into the local traffic control network to detect cyclists and communicate with warning signs and traffic signals.
The units are supported with Q-Free’s Kinetic Counts software to detect and distinguish actual bicycles from other vehicles or pedestrians.
Real-time data collected will be shared with path users on interactive displays including other information such as time of day, temperature, and encouragement and safety messages.
Silje Troseth, Asia and Pacific vice president at Q-Free, said: “We are particularly excited that the public gets to offer their insight and feedback, which will make the data even more relevant and useful toward improving active transport.”
TMR hopes to deliver insight into the functionality and suitability of such display technologies to determine if a full rollout could benefit other Queensland locations in the future.
Innovations and achievements in active travel will be highlighted and celebrated at the second annual CiTTi Awards on 21 November 2023 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Visit www.cittiawards.co.uk to learn more about this unmissable event for the UK’s transportation sector – and to book your table today!