Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sign Up To Help Us Count Bikes

It's time for the BCGP Spring Bicycle Count!

We need volunteers to count bicyclists at several key intersections and bridges between April 26th and 30th (weather permitting).

These counts are very important benchmarks for determining the level of bicycling and bicycle behavior in Philadelphia. The Bicycle Coalition has conducted counts since 1990 and data from these counts were used to prepare the report we released in 2008 called Double Dutch, which found that bicycling had doubled between 2005 and 2008.

The counts are 1.5 hours from 7:30-9:00 am or 4:30-6pm. The primary locations will be the bridges crossing the Schuylkill along with Spruce and Pine Streets. Each location needs two am and pm counts.

If you are willing to volunteer please send an email to with the times and dates that you are available.

Things to know

  • We will send you directions and a form for you to fill out for counting bicyclists.
  • DO NOT count if it is raining. Go another day when it is not raining.
  • Fax us the completed form at 215-220-3004 or send it as an email attachment.

If you have any questions send us an email or call Max at 215-242-9253 x8


Katie VanVliet said...

What about center city workers from North Philly? Schuylkill River Bridges and Spruce and Pine will not count anyone who bikes in from north philly, fishtown, northern liberties, etc to a destination in center city. What about a count at Broad and Spring Garden???

John Boyle said...

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to count everywhere that we need to. The Philadelphia Bicycle and Pedestrian plan will be recommending that bike counts be performed at many points in the city.