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Bike Traffic Up 14% Since May


October 5th, 2012 | Categories: Counts | 1 comment

 With the assistance of 27 local volunteers, the Baltimore Department of Transportation tabulated bicycle commuter traffic at 8 different locations around the City of Baltimore on September 18th, 19th & 20th, 2012.  Locations were selected based on active bicycle routes at:

Parked bicycles were also tabulated at two high-demand bicycle parking areas at Penn Station and the Candler Building (111 Market Place)

The results of the bicycle counts confirmed the trend of increased bicycle ridership:

According to the chart above, the greatest increase in cycling occurred where bicycle infratstructure improvements have recently been made .  Numbers are up at both ends of the Guilford Avenue bicycle boulevard (at both 32nd Street and Mt. Royal Avenue).  As the Jones Falls Trail around the Inner Harbor continues construction, noticable bike traffic increase has taken place at Pratt & Market.  These are both examples of  “If you build it, they will come” theory in action.

The next bicycle counts in Baltimore will take place January 15th, 16th and 17th.


 

 


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