The 2016 Bike Count Results – Coming Soon

Posted on September 21st, by admin in Uncategorized. 4 comments

The 9th Annual Long Beach Bike Count took place on October 20th and 23rd. Volunteers counted cyclists and pedestrians at 36 locations across the city. This program is one of the longest-running bike counts in the country and has relied on volunteers for its success.

Why is the Bike Count important?

City planners and engineers rely on data collected in the bike count to make informed decisions about the city’s transportation network. Counts are conducted before and after new infrastructure projects are constructed to determine the effectiveness and popularity of specific types of bikeways. Bike count data are also used to supplement safety statistics and have enabled the city to engaged in targeted public safety campaigns. For example, collision analyses showed a correlation between wrong-way riding and injury collisions. In areas where the Bike Count showed frequent instances of wrong-way riding, the City deployed banners and signs  to encourage cyclists to ride in the same direction as traffic.

How did it go?

The volunteer forms are still coming in, but stay tuned to this blog for a report on the results of the Bike Count!

4 responses to “The 2016 Bike Count Results – Coming Soon”

  1. Lupe V Barragan says:

    Are they paying the volunteers for this project?

  2. Resident says:

    Will these counts be taken into consideration for adding new bike share locations? We could use a bike share location around Broadway and Redondo. This area has lots of foot/bike traffic but no bike share locations within a half mile.

  3. Harvey says:

    Great to see the ongoing efforts to bolster cycle and pedi traffic in Long Beach. Kudos to the volunteers that go unpaid to help our community be a better place.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

From the Blog

Spring & Orange Backbone Project

Long Beach Public Works and Development Services are currently conducting outreach for new bicycle facilities on Spring Street and Orange Avenue. The two facilities...

Bike Month 2017

May is Long Beach Bike Month! Throughout the month, there will be events and giveaways to encourage Long Beach residents to incorporate biking into...

2016 Infrastructure-In-Review

The City of Long Beach Public Works Department was busy in 2016 expanding the City’s bike network and implementing traffic calming measures. Now that...