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Bicycle Traffic Counts


August 30th, 2010 | Categories: Counts | 10 comments

When looking to include bike lanes in road projects, the #1 counter point I hear is: “There’s too much traffic there.”   The Department of Transportation knows how much vehicular traffic is on a given road because it is counted…literally.  That’s what we need to do with bicycle traffic.  Here’s your chance to help!

COUNT THOSE BIKES!  Do we have more people riding this year?  Is Baltimore becoming more bike friendly?  Putting the numbers to the general observation that, yes, more people are riding will quantify our progress.

Bicycle Traffic Verifiers are needed to help count the bikes on September 7th through 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 am and 4 – 6 pm at

Any time you can help out is greatly appreciated! Last year’s verifiers counted a daily average 250 BIKES per commute time! Let’s see if we’re doing any better this year.  We’ll compare counts taken last year from this same time to determine the increase.  As the bicycle network expands, so will our count locations.

Please click here to sign up.  I’ll provide more information this week to volunteers.


  • Youssef

    When I click on the link to sign up, I am directed to an Outlook Web Access Portal and asked for a username and password. Is this what's supposed to happen?

  • Dukiebiddle

    sign-up page has weird firewall thing going on and requests Outlook Baltimore City user name?

  • http://bike.baltimorecommutes.com Nate Evans

    Sorry about that. It's fixed.

  • http://bike.baltimorecommutes.com Nate Evans

    My bad. It's fixed

  • http://twitter.com/jedweeks Jed Weeks

    I'm still having the outlook problem, Nate.

    I'd be happy to count at Mt. Royal and Guilford at least one of the mornings, as I live at Oliver and Guilford just over the bridge. I could literally sit on my stoop.

  • Dukiebiddle

    Yeah, outlook problem not fixed.

  • http://bike.baltimorecommutes.com Nate Evans

    I don't know why the fix didn't save last time. I fixed it now….I promise.

  • Dukiebiddle

    thanks :)

  • J Eric Lowe

    Don't you miss all the Mt. Vernon commuters if you do the count at Mt. Royal?

  • http://bike.baltimorecommutes.com Nate Evans

    We're primarily focusing on comparing counts from last year. Fortunately, we've had a great response for volunteers this year. If you know a specific location that can capture the Mt. Vernon commuters, let me know and we can add a location.

 

 


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