Dawn Eischen 804-524-6179
April 15, 2016
VDOT UNVEILS NEW VIRGINIA CAPITAL TRAIL USER DATA
Over 172,000 counted uses since VDOT completed major construction last fall
COLONIAL HEIGHTS – Following the successful completion of the Virginia Capital Trail, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) now offers public data to display daily and historical trail usage. Since VDOT completed construction last fall, over 172,000 uses by cyclists and pedestrians have been recorded. The new tracking system, installed September 2015, is available by accessing http://www.eco-public.com/ParcPublic/?id=4161.
“The trail is truly an asset to the region’s alternative transportation program and to users’ quality of life,” said Rob Cary, P.E., L.S., VDOT Richmond District Engineer, “This data will enable us to track the trail’s success and plan for future maintenance needs.” Shortly after construction completion, VDOT installed sensors in six locations along the trail to track and communicate usage.
The Virginia Capital Trail is a fifty-plus mile multiuse trail built by VDOT in phases over the past ten years.
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