Reviews written by Jake Hannah
Excellent article very well explained. I have been playing around trying to glean useful information from Strava for a while as well for my local trails (Majura Pines, Canberra). I have even contacted Strava about purchasing data several times but they never respond!
I understand from a tourism point of view that you are interested in *new* unique users. However the total number of times a trail has been ridden is of much more interest to me. This can be calculated in the monthly difference in the "Attempts" for that segmentm found in faint grey at the top right of the segment page.
At Majura Pines we are also in the fortunate situation where we have 2 trail counters on the trails. What we don't have is one trail that everyone has to ride on each visit. However by combining the above method on a variety of popular trails/segments and the trail counter data I hope to build up a solid picture of trail usage across the network.
Majura Pines Trail Alliance