The geek within, and a bit of Googling, reveals the location of London’s 94 Automatic Cycle Counters. Does your ride to work count?
A guy I know who lives round the corner from me doesn’t count. Despite riding to work pretty much every day of the year, rain or shine; through the joys of summer and the depths of winter, he’s invisible.
The problem is, he works at Millbank, and rides through West London to get there, crossing Putney Bridge as he goes. And because of that, as far as Transport for London is concerned, he doesn’t exist. Perhaps I should clarify that – as far as TfL’s network of 94 Automatic Cycle Counters (ACCs) are concerned, he doesn’t exist.
We must thank Alexander Baxevanis, who in November 2010 asked TfL for information about the capital’s 94 ACCs. Whether he realised that he got a response a month or so later, we don’t know, but TfL provided the coordinates for all. All that remained for the geeks at &Bike to do was convert them into a readable format and upload them to Google Maps.
And here we have it, the location of London’s 94 ACCs. So, does your commute count?
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