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Seattle Sees Increase in Cycling

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Seattle has released results from its 2009 bicycle count and the numbers are good!  Read on into the report you’ll also see percentages are up for helmet use as well.  This speaks well to the success of the city’s bicycle master plan.  

“The 2009 Downtown Bicycle Counts took place on Wednesday, September 16. Volunteers were out on the streets counting cyclists from 6:30 to 9:00 AM at the 29 locations surrounding downtown. Click here to see a map of the count locations.

Click here to see the results, which show the total number of bicyclists passing each location in 2009 as well as in 1992, 1995, 2000 and 2007. The results show a 15% increase since the 2007 counts, with a total of 2,609 bicyclists being counted in 2009.”  – via Seattle.gov

I think that a 15% increase is remarkable gain in 2 years.  That’s a bunch of Green House gases reduced and a great many happier and healthier citizens.  Seems like the pacific northwest is going to be a great example of city cycling policies that work.   

For more information about the Seattle Bicycle & Pedestrian Program, call (206) 684-7583.

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Written by yellow fork

December 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm

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