We’ve discussed de-emphasizing the Bike to Work Day numbers since they’re not scientific, independently-verified or audited. We know that some people ride past multiple stations. But, we also know that some cyclists are never counted because they bike before or after the counts or they take a route that doesn’t pass a volunteer counter. In the end, maybe it’s a wash.
That said, just about everyone wants to know, “How many people biked to work and school today?”
Our Bike to Work Day Commute Stations are reporting a preliminary total of 19,404 people (a 43% increase over the 13,568 counted in 2010), and Bike to School estimate is 3,300. That’s an estimated grand total of 22,704!
The University of Washington Commute Station at Rainier Vista was the busiest spot, with 1,769 cyclists passing through. The Fremont Bridge was close behind at 1,749. The Snohomish County station reported an impressive 1,029 cyclists, double what they saw last year.
If you’re a numbers junkie, you might also check out the stats on the Group Health Commute Challenge. The miles ridden and calories burned tick upward with just about every screen refresh.
Riders actively logging trips: 8,709 with 10,311 registered
Total teams: 1321
Total miles logged since May 1: 866,190
CO2 saved from the air (lb.): 848,866
Calories burned: 42,443,317
See you from 4 to 7 in Ballard for the Bike to Work Day After Party!