The Friends will be installing 3 TRAFx infrared trail counters along key sections of the Heysen Trail.
The devices count the number of trail uses giving us comprehensive data about trail use.
The TRAFx device is very compact with an unobtrusive design, which reduces risk of vandalism. They will be concealed to further prevent them being stolen or vandalised. It only uses standard AA alkaline batteries and has very long battery life.
Their placement location is yet to be decided, we’ll provide updates as we progress the planning and rollout.
In addition, there are similar trail counter in Warren Conservation Park, at the Watts Gully trailhead, which is monitored by the Walking Trails Support Group with data collated by Walking SA.