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Bike trips from West Seattle spike 80 percent Monday, crushing record

On the first Monday commute since the Alaskan Way Viaduct closed, bike trips across the Spokane Street swing bridge to West Seattle went through the roof. Compared to average weekdays in recent months, Monday’s bike count was up an unprecedented … Continue reading

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Commute Seattle will install bike counter display on 2nd Ave

Downtown Seattle will get its first live-updated bike counter display soon thanks to Commute Seattle. Located on 2nd Ave between Madison and Marion Streets, the counter will tick away daily and annual totals as people bike by. As we’ve seen … Continue reading

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2015 Fremont Bridge bike counts have broken records every month so far

The number of bicycle trips across the Fremont Bridge continues to climb year-over-year. In fact, a mild winter has helped to break all-time monthly bike count records every month so far in 2015. In fact, bike counts have increased 14 … Continue reading

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Bellevue installs its first bike counters + First look at the data

The City of Bellevue and WSDOT have installed the city’s first ever electronic bike counters to track hour-by-hour usage of the I-90 and 520 Trails. As we’ve seen with Seattle’s counters (the oldest being the Fremont Bridge counter), having daily … Continue reading

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Cue the balloon drop! One million Fremont Bridge bike trips in 2014! – UPDATED 1/1/15

@seabikeblog Hey, count made it to 645 on the 28th (7:36pm) pic.twitter.com/nSP4Fkgt45 — Jay Talbot (@JayTalbot2) December 29, 2014 We did it! One million bike trips over the Fremont Bridge in 2014! And reader Jay Talbot got a photo of … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas is 1 million Fremont bike trips – UPDATED 12/28

UPDATE 12/28: It could happen today! Rider number 645 on Sunday will be number one million for 2014. However, if bike trip levels today are like Saturday, the one millionth trip will happen Monday morning. UPDATE 12/26: I have updated … Continue reading

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Update on journey to 1 million annual Fremont bike trips: We did it! (sort of)

We did it! One million bike trips across the Fremont Bridge in one year! Actually, as commenter Doug Ollerenshaw pointed out on our previous Fremont bike counter story, we did it back on September 29. That was the first day … Continue reading

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Will we reach 1 million 2014 bike trips over the Fremont Bridge? It’s gonna be close

Despite work on the Fremont Bridge that has at times restricted access to sidewalks in recent months, the city is still on track to reach one million bike trips across the bridge in 2014. But it will likely come down … Continue reading

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July sets another Fremont Bridge bike count record

Bike volumes on the Fremont Bridge continue to break records this year, far outpacing 2013 by nearly every measure. July was the bikiest month yet recorded, with 120,669 trips measured over the bridge. That is 2.8 percent higher than July … Continue reading

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Do neighborhood greenways increase cycling? Oh yes.

If you were wondering whether the city’s investments in neighborhood greenways are effective, here’s your answer: A resounding yes. The city wisely gathered bike use data on a couple proposed neighborhood greenway routes before work began. They then compared those … Continue reading

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Fremont Bridge bike counts continue big year-over-year rise

Bike counts over the Fremont Bridge continue to significantly outpace 2013, with June counts up more than 14 percent year-over-year. In the first half of the year, people made 486,798 bike trips across the bridge. That puts us on pace … Continue reading

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CHS: Broadway Bikeway ridership on the rise despite north end closure

Biking on Broadway with the new two-way protected bike lane is night-and-day compared to the previous road design, which required people on bikes to mix with busy traffic on one of the city’s busiest commercial streets. But use has been … Continue reading

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A statistical analysis of biking on the Fremont Bridge, Part 4: Are more people biking?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final post in a four-part series of posts this week by statistician Mike Logsdon. Mike bikes across the Fremont Bridge every day, and put together this analysis of the bike counter data “mostly for the … Continue reading

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A statistical analysis of biking on the Fremont Bridge, Part 3: Bike Month

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a four-part series of posts this week by statistician Mike Logsdon. Mike bikes across the Fremont Bridge every day, and put together this analysis of the bike counter data “mostly for the amusement … Continue reading

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A statistical analysis of biking on the Fremont Bridge, Part 2: Rain

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a four-part series of posts this week by statistician Mike Logsdon. Mike bikes across the Fremont Bridge every day, and put together this analysis of the bike counter data “mostly for the amusement … Continue reading

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A statistical analysis of biking on the Fremont Bridge, Part 1: Overview

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a four-part series of posts this week by statistician Mike Logsdon. Mike bikes across the Fremont Bridge every day, and put together this analysis of the bike counter data “mostly for the amusement … Continue reading

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Fremont Bridge smashes bike count record (for real this time) + Bike use rises all over town

The Fremont Bridge bike counter is back up and running after getting a little ahead of itself late last month due to a malfunction. But even without the erroneous counts, the now-repaired bike counter is showing astounding bike volumes over … Continue reading

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Monday appears to smash Fremont Bridge bike counter record – UPDATE: Probably not

If Monday’s bike numbers hold up, this year’s bike boom in Seattle could surprise even the most optimistic bike advocates in town. Seattle’s already steadily-growing bike numbers apparently spiked through the roof Monday, smashing a bike count record on the … Continue reading

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First month of neighborhood greenway, trail use data is now in

The city’s new bike counters at various points along neighborhood greenways and trails across the city have dropped their first sets of data, and the numbers are interesting. Notably, as NE Seattle Greenways pointed out, the Ballard neighborhood greenway on … Continue reading

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A lot of you biked to a Super Bowl party, and there’s data to prove it

A lot of you biked to a Super Bowl party Sunday, and the Fremont Bridge bike counter captured the data to prove it. It also looks like a bunch of you hung around for a little post-game partying and high-fiving, … Continue reading

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