Seattle's First Bicycle Counter
The bicycle counter on the Fremont Bridge will provide valuable information about the patterns of cycling in Seattle, and an accurate count of the number of cyclists at one of the busiest cycling locations in Seattle. It will allow more accurate benchmarking for goals to increase cycling as set forth in the Bicycle Master Plan. The detailed information provided by this 24/7/365 counter will enhance SDOT’s ability to measure return on investment in bicycle facilities and help identify locations for new facilities. All of this while encouraging an affordable, healthy mode of travel that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and relieves congestion. The counter uploads data once a day at 5am, which is then displayed in daily, weekly, monthly, and annual running totals.
The interactive charts below show hourly data collected by the Fremont Bridge bicycle counter and were created using Tableau software.
The second tab plots the hourly aggregate data against hourly weather data at the University of Washington campus collected by the University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences department. Interactivity allows users to select the weather variable and choose specific time periods.
Tableau software users can download this data as a Tableau Workbook. The raw data can be downloaded in tabular format from data.seattle.gov. For more information please contact Craig Moore, Craig.Moore@seattle.gov or 206.684.5099.
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