Monday, 17 January 2011
Utrecht bicycle counts
A new video from Mark Wagenbuur shows the average number of cyclists per day on some of the busier cycle routes in Utrecht.
Mark says: The number of cyclists is counted regularly in Utrecht (Netherlands). The city council monitors the bicycle volume to see if cycling policies and infrastructure are still adequate.
Because of the huge numbers of cyclists the counting is done automatically. Devices are put up temporarily on a huge number of counting points each year. Some of these are shown in this video.
The video then shows some of the streets that see more than 10,000 cyclists passing on every working day in this Dutch city with a population of 300,000.
The figures are from the website of the city of Utrecht. Cyclists are counted in almost every city and town in the Netherlands in a similar way.
This map, from a previous post shows the cycle counts across Utrecht:
At that time, the following points in the city had more than 10000 cyclists per day:
Lange Jansstraat 14850
Weg tot de Wetenschap 12130
Prins Hendriklaan 10200
Like everywhere else that counts cyclists, these counters are subject to some margin of error. For example, cyclists who cross at the same time may not all be counted. The diagonal placing of the tubes is an attempt to make them work better with people cycling side by side.
There are many more posts about Utrecht.