2016 Boston Bicycle Counts
In 2016, we took our first steps to create an annual program using automated technology to count the number of people bicycling. During three days in September, we counted nearly 30,000 bike trips per day. In some locations during peak commuting times, bikes were more than one in six of all vehicles passing by. These trips represent a small percentage of the many trips people take by bike every year. We’ll use this data to better understand how many people are already biking in Boston, and what we can do to encourage more people to go by bike.