17 June 2009

Counting Cyclists

Counting Bicycles
I rode past the new bicycle counter - cykelbarometer - last Sunday. I blogged about it on the first day it was set up. Fun to see how the numbers grow.

Cyclist number 500,000 gets a free bike.

Contrary to how it is in many others countries, the numbers of people cycling are low on a Sunday - I went past at 18:23 and only 2884 people on bicycles had been past the counter. On a weekday it's between 10,000 and 12,000. Really a sign that the bicycle is much more of a transport tool rather than a recreational activity.

With that said, people DO go for bike rides on the weekends. Just not past the City Hall Square apparently.

In other readability:
UTNE has an interesting article about Anti-Social Car Drivers AND cyclists.