It really pains me to write this, because we are so very excited to unveil Seattle’s first bike counter, but the launch will be delayed a few more days.
I got the call this morning that the display isn’t working properly. SDOT engineers were testing it yesterday, and happily reported that it was counting accurately and displaying each bike trip over the sensors. Then the display started failing intermittently and eventually stopped displaying. The sensors and counter are working, but trips are not displaying. That sort of defeats the fun of riding over a bike counter, but I suppose it’s better to have these kinks worked out now than during or after the launch.
We are putting the unveiling on hold for about a week. A new part is expected to arrive on Saturday and should fix the problem. If you ride over the bridge, thank the SDOT engineers working on the counter and making sure it’s ready to roll in good working order. Stay tuned for an update on the official launch.