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Bicycle Traffic Counts
Where have we conducted counts in the past? Glad you asked! Here is a map of where we've collected data:
Key: Yellow = a proposed count location. Blue = counted in years past. Green = counted in years past and 2012.
View Bike Counts 2009 - 2012 in a larger map
As bicycle commuting grows across Atlanta and the country, the lack of data on bicycle traffic impedes our cities' and counties' abilities to provide bicycle infrastructure to meet the growing demand. That's why ABC starting conducting bicycle traffic counts in spring 2008. Our biannual bicycle traffic counts have proven extremely useful in prioritizing future bike transportation projects, addressing safety concerns, and guiding our education and advocacy programs. Please see the attached report with interesting statistics on our bike counts. More analysis coming soon. We'd like to thank the volunteers who work tirelessly on these counts for their time, energy, and analytical skills!
If your local government would like to have similar data, ABC can conduct bicycle traffic counts for you. Our scope of services and fee structure are below.
1. Conduct manual bicycle counts: two hour counts during AM and PM peak commute periods (x number of intersections)
Cost: $20/hour (=$80/day) x number of intersections
2. Conduct 3 minute survey of passing bicyclists (~25% stop to take survey)
3. Data summary: create spreadsheet with count data; code surveys in online form for client's review.
Dates: these counts cannot be conducted during our Atlanta bike traffic counts. We recommend biannual counts in spring and summer per the national guidelines suggested by the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project (bikepeddocumentation.org).