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Seaside city first in UK to get counters

Counting machines which tot up the number of cyclists out and about are to be installed in Brighton and Hove.

The city will be the first place in the country to get the real-time counters after winning funding from the European Union and Cycling England.

The counters will be placed at the seafront cycle lane, opposite the Grand Hotel, the east side of the A23, at the edge of Surrenden Park or opposite Leahurst Court Road and along the A270 Lewes Road, opposite Moulsecoomb Library.

According to the Brighton Argus, the displays can be configured to show several different totals such as daily bicycle traffic and annual bicycle traffic and will count cyclists in real time.

The counters will be installed and operational on the A23 and A270 by March and on the seafront in early summer.