The Department of Transportation conducted its (almost) quarterly bicycle commuter traffic counts from September 13th -15th, 2011. Special thanks go out to the 33 volunteers who collected this information! All the stats below would not be possible without your commitment!
Bikes were counted at Falls Rd & Maryland Ave, Guilford Ave & Mt. Royal Ave, Aliceanna St & Boston St, Fleet St & President St, Keswick Ave & Wyman Park Drive, St. Paul St. & Centre St., Frederick Ave & Gwynns Falls Trail, Frederick Ave & Athol Rd and the bike racks at Penn Station.
Total Bikes Counted: 2117
Percentage Increase from Sept 2010: 5.7%
Total Riders Counted: 1965
Total Bikes at Penn Station: 152
Location with Most Increase: Guilford & Mt. Royal (16% – and this is before any bicycle boulevard or Jones Falls Trail improvements)
Percentage Female Riders: 28% (average)
Percentage Female Increase from Sept 2010: 8%
Highest Count: 116 (Falls & Maryland, Sept 13th 4-6 pm)
Lowest Count: 4 (Frederick & Athol, Sept 15th, 7-9 am)
Helmet Use Increase: 1%
Most Helmet Use: Wyman Park & Keswick (77%)
Least Helmet Use: Aliceanna & Boston (44%, which still isn’t all that bad)
The next bicycle counts will take place January 10th – 12th, 2012