In an earlier post, I wrote about bicycle counters and the impact that data can have on setting transportation infrastructure priorities.
MIke Boos asked whether anyone has done user counts on the Iron Horse Trail, and it appears that some "low-tech" counting was done for a 90-minute period during the daily morning commute for this year's Commuter Challenge.
Here are the numbers for #BCounted:
Monday: 49 pedestrians and 108 cyclists.
Tuesday: 58 pedestrians and 152 cyclists.
Wednesday: 58 pedestrians and 138 cyclists.
Thursday: 53 pedestrians and 107 cyclists.
Friday: 47 pedestrians and 121 cyclists.
That's a total of 263 walkers and 626 riders. Assume that the same morning riders were coming home on the same route, and that's 1,200 commuter trips daily. That would be 62,000 trips a year, or put in another way, 62,000 single-passenger vehicles that are not using regional roads.
Something to think about.