Bicycling Counts

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The City of Minneapolis is a proud partner of Bicycling Counts, a traveling animated bicycle counter that will be installed on Minneapolis bike paths during Bike Walk Week June 2-10, 2012. The project is a collaborative effort between local artist Arlene Birt and the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE).

Each day during Bike Walk Week the counter will be installed at a surprise location along a popular Minneapolis bike route. During the day, the counter will track all passing cyclists. Then each evening from 9-10 p.m., CEE will set up an artistic projection on site to display a real-time count of each person. The counts will translate the cumulative impact of individual financial savings, gasoline saved and environmental benefits to society through improved air quality and reduced healthcare dollars.The first installation will be set up on Saturday June 2nd at 9am on the West River Parkway bike path across from the Mill City Museum located at 704 South 2nd Street Minneapolis 55401.

For more information, visit the Bicycling Counts webpage and follow #bicyclingcounts on Twitter to get clues about count locations.

Video of a similar installation in Sweden.

 

Last updated May. 31, 2012