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How many journeys have been made by bike on the A105?

The latest monitoring figures available are for the full month of July 2018 and relate to the Palmers Green area.  These showed that there were 12,317 bike journeys.

How do cycle journey counters work?

As part of the installation of the lanes we have installed the latest counter technology at a couple of locations which can count the number of cycle journeys. This is formed by an inductive loop being inserted 2 to 5 cm under the surface of the lane. Each time a bicycle goes over the loop, the system detects the electromagnetic signature of both wheels and registers a count. Because of the use of the electromagnetic technology and algorithms within the system, the accuracy of the system is 95%+.

The technology contains a number of different algorithms which mean that, for instance, if an individual on a wheelchair, mobility scooter or a baby buggy were to travel over the monitor, these would be ignored as the algorithms allow it to detect only the wheels of a bicycle.

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