During Bike To Work Week (May 15th – 17th), Baltimore continued to experience an 8% increase in bike traffic. Special thanks go out to the 33 volunteers who tracked overall bicycle commuter traffic as well as gender, helmet use and direction of travel. With the varying weather during the week, numbers were higher on Wednesday and Thursday when riding conditions could not be better – sunny, highs in the upper 70s, low 80s.
Bikes were counted at Falls Rd & Maryland Ave, Guilford Ave & Mt. Royal Ave, Aliceanna St & Boston St, Aliceanna St & President St, Keswick Ave & Wyman Park Drive, Pratt St. & Market Place and the bike racks at Penn Station. By documenting heavy bike traffic along Pratt Street at Market Place, a 30% increase is noticed. Comparing other repeated locations accounts for a corrected 8% increase. A total of 2,763 bikes were counted with the highest 2 hour count on Wednesday evening at Pratt & Market where 173 riders pedaled by.
Thanks to all the bike traffic verifiers who assisted with the data collection!
This documentation can’t be done without you!
Next bike counts happen September 11th – 13th, 2012