Guelph warns residents not to touch motion tracking devices.

Devices like tubes and infrared counters help count cyclist and pedestrian traffic at various sites in the city.The City of Guelph is asking residents not to disturb any unfamiliar rubber tubing they may find on city streets and bike lanes.

The tubes are part of the city’s Active Transportation Data Collection program to count both cyclists and pedestrians traffic at various sites in the city.

Jennifer Juste, program manager with Guelph’s Transportation Services department says, “We have two on-road counters that count cyclists on the roadway and two infra-red counters that detect body heat and are used on trails, boulevard paths and sidewalks.”

The city will be collecting the data from now until November in order to keep track of changes in pedestrian and cycling traffic around Guelph.