Real-time bikeway counters

Brisbane City Council is installing real-time bikeway counters on busy cycle routes and shared pathways around the city. The devices will track the number of cyclists, and in some cases pedestrians, via infrared sensors and an inductive loop in the bikeway or footpath. The counts will be displayed on bikeways via electronic display boards and signs.

Brisbane will soon be part of a global community with these installations, with cities across the world having adopted a similar approach. View bike counts from around the world.


  • Track usage of the bikeways over time.
  • Demonstrate the bikeway network’s role and function in the transport network.
  • Display to cyclists and pedestrians just how much their contribution counts.
  • Data collected will assist Council in its analysis to inform future planning. All data collected will be published on Council’s open data website for public access.

Installation schedule

Council will initially focus on high volume bikeways in the inner city with popular suburban bikeways being considered at a later time.

Installed in November 2017:

  • Bicentennial Bikeway, Milton (cyclist and pedestrian counter)
  • Go Between Bridge, southern side (cyclist counter).

Three further counters will be installed in 2019 (as part of other bikeway projects):

  • Woolloongabba Bikeway, Stanley Street (cyclist and pedestrian counter)
  • Woolloongabba Bikeway, Annerley Road (cyclist counter)
  • Kangaroo Point Bikeway (cyclist and pedestrian counter).

More information

If you would like to provide feedback, ask questions or find out more about the real-time bikeway counters, you can:

  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Real-time bike counters
    Transport Planning and Operations
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
Last updated:8 May 2019
Topics: bikeway