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Last updated: 2/12/18

2017 Boston Bicycle Counts

Measuring how many people ride bikes in the City.

At 62 locations, we counted an average of nearly 40,000 bike trips per day. This number does not capture all bike trips in the City. The counted locations provide a representative sample of people biking.

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Most cyclists counted

We counted the most cyclists at the locations listed below. Note: the numbers represent averages for 24-hour periods.

  • Massachusetts Avenue Bridge north of Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path - 4,321
  • BU Bridge north of Commonwealth Avenue - 2,485
  • Southwest Corridor Bicycle Path south of Heath Street - 2,185
  • North Harvard Street south of Soldiers Field Road - 1,707
  • Columbus Avenue west of Massachusetts Avenue - 1,689
  • Longwood Avenue east of Pilgrim Road - 1,646
  • Longfellow Bridge Eastbound west of Charles Street - 1,226
  • Brighton Avenue east of St. Lukes Road- 1,225
  • Massachusetts Avenue south of Columbus Avenue - 1,080
  • Columbus Avenue west of Holyoke Street- 1,056

More than 10% of vehicles

At the locations listed below, bikes were more than 10% of vehicles during peak hours. The percentages represent the bikes as a percentage of the total number of vehicles counted from 8 - 10 am and 5 - 7 pm. Sites are listed alphabetically.

  • A Street north of Iron Street - 10.9%
  • BU Bridge north of Commonwealth Avenue - 12.2%
  • Columbus Avenue west of Arlington Street - 15.3%
  • Columbus Avenue west of Holyoke Street - 16.1%
  • Columbus Avenue west of Massachusetts Avenue - 20.9%
  • Commonwealth Avenue Eastbound west of Silber Way - 14.6%
  • Commonwealth Avenue west of Arlington Street - 10.2%
  • Commonwealth Ave. Westbound west of Silber Way - 11.3%
  • Franklin Street north of Alcott Street - 43.0%
  • Longfellow Bridge Eastbound west of Charles Street - 20.2%
  • Longwood Avenue east of Pilgrim Road - 23.1%
  • Mass. Ave. Bridge north of Dr. Paul Dudley White Path - 18.5%
  • North Harvard Street south of Soldiers Field Road - 15.5%
  • Washington Street south of Hayward Place - 19.5%
  • Western Avenue east of Hague Street - 11.4%
HONORABLE MENTIONS:
  • Brighton Avenue east of St. Lukes Road - 9.6%
  • Harvard Avenue north of Commonwealth Avenue - 9.2%

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Number of Bicycles Per Day
Top 10 locations - number of bicycles
top 10 locations - bicycles as a percentage of total