THE effect of 90 bicycle path solar lights, announced by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop last year, is being assessed by Wodonga Council.
Ten counter straps have been put in place across pathways along the House Creek network.
They are designed to tally how many cyclists are using the paths following the installation of the lighting in June.
A similar count was done at this time last year and the data will be compared.
The counters were installed last Wednesday and will be removed after Tuesday this week.
Ms Bishop announced $192,000 to fund the 90 lights between Willow Park and Belvoir Park when she visited Wodonga with Liberal candidate Sophie Mirabella during last year’s federal election campaign.
It came from the federal government’s Safer Street program, an initiative designed to increase security in communities.
"It is money taken from criminal activities and reinvested into prevention of further crime," Ms Bishop said at the time of the announcement in June last year.