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2016 Boston Bicycle Counts

Measuring how many people ride bikes in the City.

In 2016, we took our first steps to create an annual program using automated technology to count the number of people bicycling. During three days in September, we counted nearly 30,000 bike trips per day. In some locations during peak commuting times, bikes were more than one in six of all vehicles passing by. These trips represent a small percentage of the many trips people take by bike every year. We’ll use this data to better understand how many people are already biking in Boston, and what we can do to encourage more people to go by bike.

Selected maps

The following four maps are from the September counts. You can view additional maps and data by downloading one of the PDFs below.

Number of Bicycles Per Day
Bicycles as a percentage of total

Top 10 locations - number of bicycles

top 10 locations - bicycles as a percentage of total

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