2020 Boston Bike Counts
We count how many people are riding bikes at locations across the City. By 2030, our goal is to increase bicycling fourfold. Counting helps us understand trends and measure our progress.
In 2020, we collected counted bike volumes in all four seasons for the first time. We collected counts over two days in March, in June, in September, and in December. By doing so, we can begin to understand how biking volumes change in different times of the year, during different weather conditions, and under changed travel patterns.
We counted people biking at 21 locations over two days in March 2020.
- Tuesday, March 17: High 44°, Low 31°, Cloudy/Light Drizzle
- Wednesday, March 18: High 49°, Low 37°, Fair Mostly Cloudy
We counted people biking at 30 locations over two days in June 2020.
- Tuesday, June 9: High 80°, Low 60°, Cloudy/Mostly Cloudy
- Wednesday, June 10: High 65°, Low 58°, Mostly Cloudy
We counted people biking at 66 locations over two days in September 2020.
- Wednesday, September 23: High 79°, Low 55°, Fair/Partly Cloudy
- Thursday, September 24: High 79°, Low 61°, Cloudy/Mostly Cloudy
We counted people biking at 21 locations over two days in December 2020.
- Tuesday, December 8: High 31°, Low 26°, Cloudy
- Wednesday, December 9: Weather: High 36°, Low 24°, Cloudy
Explore 2020 Bike Counts
Dive into interactive maps, graphics, and visualizations of our 2020 bike data.
Bluebikes in 2020
In 2020, we took more than two million trips on Bluebikes.
After record-high ridership in the first quarter of 2020, Bluebikes trips dropped sharply in April and May. By fall 2020, trips were up significantly. We even set a new record for total trips taken on a single day. We provided free passes to over 2000 people as part of our efforts to support hospital workers and employees of grocery stores, pharmacies, retail shops, and restaurants.
Our interactive maps and graphics will help you understand how we used our public bike share in 2020.