Since its been about four weeks since we've had a good bike thread, I figured I'd post these statistics from the Bicycle Coalition. Only a matter of time before the Byko (BIKEoh) article is penned.
Between 2010 and 2011
•Bicycles crossing the Schuylkill River Bridges: 6.4% increase
•Most heavily-used bridge: South St Bridge (291 bikes/hr during rush hour)
Between 2006 and 2011
•Percentage of all cyclists wearing helmets: 53% (up from 31%)
•Percentage of cyclists who are female: 33% (down from 38%)
•Instances of sidewalk riding: 7% (down from 24%)
•Instances of wrong-way riding: 2% (down from 3%)
•Bicyclists using Spruce St east / west of Broad: up 127% / 17%
•Bicyclists using Pine St east / west of Broad: up 130% / 20%
•Bicyclists using Spruce St. in University City: up 32%
Another interesting outcome: build it and they will divert.
•Walnut St Bridge bicycling rates are down 53% since the November 2010 opening of the South Street Bridge.
•Bicycling rates on South Broad St are down 25% over last year, possibly due to the striping of the 13th Street Bike Lane.