Portland Becomes First City in U.S. with Bike Counter

Copenhagen-Style!

Thanks to a generous donated from Cycle Oregon, Portland has now become the first city in the nation to sport a european-style bike counter. It's on the Hawthorne Bridge and should help the city get better data on how many cyclists cross and how various conditions affect that number, and it'll also provide some extra civic pride to Portland cyclists. It might seem like a small thing, but it does put a smile on people's faces, and that matters!

Jonathan Maus at Bike Portland has more details.

Video via Streetfilms.

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