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He sees cyclists on Seaside on a sunny Sunday

May 12, 2014

Michael Alexander reports in:

8:32 pm yesterday on a beautiful spring Sunday on the seawall cycle track, at the daily counter by Science World. They are about to be numbers 5304, 5305 and 5306.

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That’s about the volume of a collector street – a high-volume residential street, like Nelson Street in the West End.  But I couldn’t find comparative data, either for vehicles or bicycles on the city’s web site (bike counts for the cycle tracks stop in Mar 2012, according to one page.)  Nor can I find the numbers for this counter at Science World on the Seaside route.

Any help out there?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Sean Nelson permalink
    May 12, 2014 9:16 am

    I’ve cycled over that thing a few times when I hasn’t registered my bike. So I have a feeling that it’s under-reporting…

    • May 12, 2014 9:27 am

      If you don’t hit the sensors near the middle of each lane, it often doesn’t count you. And a good percentage of cyclists bike through the parking lot instead of using the lane (if they’re connecting to Quebec or Terminal). So yes, that’s a minimum number of cyclists passing by Science World.

      5600 is really high for this early in the year. I only saw it go over 6000 a few times last summer. I’m hoping for a few days over 8000 this summer.

  2. Guest permalink
    May 12, 2014 12:17 pm

    What’s that yellow line in the middle for?

    • Mark permalink
      May 12, 2014 12:42 pm

      The same thing the yellow line in the middle of every other road is for. :)

  3. May 12, 2014 8:54 pm

    No Science World stats, but has other bike lane stats: http://vancouver.ca/streets-transportation/separated-bicycle-lanes.aspx

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