LCTA has installed counters at 12 locations along many trails in Linn County. Each counter consists of two posts located on opposite sides of the trail painted either blue, brown or white. We record the data from the trail counters, reduce the counts to daily and average weekly usage and publish the data on the LCTA web. See linncountytrails.org/maps/trail-usage/.
We rely on trail users like you to read the counters and send us the counts. Simply record date, time, location, and count (6 digit number at the top of one of the posts) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are now putting names of each trail counter location on the counter posts along with the post location number. You can either specify the location with either the name or number. We have prepared a business card with the reporting information and the locations of each of the 12 counters. You can pick up a business card at the LCTA booth at the Cedar Rapids or Marion Farmers Markets.
If you have a smart phone, you can send the count while on the trail by entering the data on the LCTA webpage: linncountytrails.org/maps/trail-usage/count/.
The counters are located at the following locations:
1 * CVNT * Center Point
2 * CVNT * Lafayette
3 * CVNT * County Home Rd
4 * CVNT * Boyson Rd
5 * CRT * McCloud Run
6 * CRT * Sokol Park
7 * Cedar Lake Trail
8 * Boyson Trail * Marion
9 * S&F * East Post Rd
10 * S&F * Cole St
11 * Hoover Trail * Wright Bros Blvd
12 * Lindale Trail * C Ave NE
Note: Two trail users have recently made the Grand Tour of all 12 counters in one day and sent us the counts (presumably on a bicycle). Are you up to the challenge? It may be easier for you to collect all counts into one email.