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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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Real-time bike counters now installed in 9 locations around the city

You no longer have to bike all the way to Fremont to get counted. The city — with support from the Rails to Trails Conservancy and the Mark and Susan Torrance Foundation — has installed seven new real-time bike counters … Continue reading

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People biked over the Fremont Bridge 926,025 times in 2013 + cycling rates up 17-20% year-over-year

On average, 106 people biked across the Fremont Bridge every hour in 2013, and so far the trend keeps climbing year-over-year. We didn’t make it to 1 million trips in 2013, but we got close: 926,025. And at the current … Continue reading

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Fremont Bridge bike counter passes 1M, bike trips up 28% over last year

The Fremont Bridge bike counter tallied its one millionth bike trip early Sunday morning, a little more than 13 months after it was activated. But perhaps even more exciting, SDOT reports that bike traffic over the bridge is up 28 … Continue reading

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Fremont Bridge bike counter records 900,985 bike trips in first year

In its first full year of operation, the Fremont Bridge bike counter recorded 900,985 trips across the bridge. As might be expected, July was the bikiest month of the year with 117,974 trips, but May, June and August all clocked … Continue reading

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7 more bike counters planned in Seattle + Update on our journey to 1M Fremont bike trips

Cascade Bicycle Club announced Tuesday that the Mark and Susan Torrance Foundation and the Rails to Trails Conservancy will help purchase seven new electronic bike counters, mostly place on trails around the city. Not all the counters will include a … Continue reading

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West Seattle bike counter now operational

Seattle’s second bike counter launched with very little fanfare on a rainy Thursday afternoon at the east end of the lower West Seattle Bridge. The counter has displays on both sides (the Fremont counter only faces north) and will start … Continue reading

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Bike counter coming very soon to the lower West Seattle Bridge

Yesterday was the busiest day yet recorded by the Fremont Bridge bike counter. 5,121 bike trips were made across the bridge, and there are no signs that we’re anywhere near our max yet. As the Fremont Bridge travelers are just … Continue reading

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Journey to 1 Million Fremont Bike Trips: If we get there, what should the reward be?

Last week’s Fremont Bridge bike count: 28,414. Another record-breaking week, but we need to do better if we want to top one million trips in 2013. What should our reward be for getting to one million? A big bike party … Continue reading

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Last week was the busiest ever recorded by the Fremont Bike Counter – Can we top 1M trips in 2013?

Last week, 22,052 people cycled across the Fremont Bridge, the highest number recorded since the electronic counter was installed in October. The count makes it clear that Seattle has a chance to break 1 million trips across the bridge in … Continue reading

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Graphing trends in Fremont bike trips by the hour and in the rain – UPDATED

It’s a kick to watch the Fremont Bridge Bike Counter tick up one notch as you pedal past it on your way across the Ship Canal. But the counter is also a source of never-before-seen real-time bicycle travel data in … Continue reading

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The Fremont bike counter hits 100,000 rider mark

The Fremont bike counter has reached the 100,000 mark in less than two months. That’s a lot of bikes!  

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What number are you? Fremont Bridge starts counting people on bikes

The city, Cascade Bicycle Club and the Mark & Susan Torrance Foundation celebrated the launch of the Fremont Bridge bicycle counter Thursday. The first bike across the sensor was a Madsen carrying two smiling people, the first of what will … Continue reading

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Fremont Bridge bike counter gets plugged-in Thursday

Delayed a week due to a technical issue, the Fremont Bridge bike counter is scheduled to start tallying people on bikes Thursday. Cascade Bicycle Club and the city will debut the counter during an 11 a.m. press event. People who … Continue reading

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Fremont Bridge bike counter will start ticking away Thursday – UPDATE: Delayed

Fremont Bridge bike counter! #SEAbikes twitter.com/familyride/sta… — familyride (@familyride) October 2, 2012 Update: The counter has been delayed another week, says Cascade: I got the call this morning that the display isn’t working properly. SDOT engineers were testing it yesterday, … Continue reading

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