21 October 2016

Bike Counters in Tacoma

There are three bike counters in Tacoma. They are located underground and are activated every time a bicycle rides over it. You'll notice a diamond shaped cut in the road surface, but otherwise they are unmarked.

  • Division Ave Bike Lanes (both directions) near G Street
  • Park Ave (both directions) just north of S 56th St 
  • Flume Line Trail just south of S 56th St
A fourth counter will be located in the McKinley Neighborhood when part of the Pipeline Trail is paved in the next few years.

Here's a map:



The City of Tacoma collects data from the bike counters. The data can be used to evaluate trends in bike ridership. If you live, commute, or generally travel near one of these three locations, consider altering your route so that you can show the City you were riding in that neighborhood. Make your ride count!

3 comments:

"nick" said...

It's too bad they didn't install a counter at N 1st and Tacoma Ave, next to the Ranko's. It seems like that's the primary route cyclists take from anywhere along Pacific to the Northend. I suppose if you follow the so called "bike boulevard" along Fawcet to G, you hit that counter....but my guess is they're missing a lot of traffic.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll certainly consider rolling over there a few times.

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