2011 Counting

By | March 17, 2011

In 2010, for a couple months, I did very unscientific counts of cyclists on my way in to work every morning.  If a bike was being used, and I saw it, I counted it.

I also made notes about what time I left home, what the temperature was, and what the weather was like.

I *finally* remembered to count this morning to start off my 2011 counts and see how they compare to last year.

This Morning’s Count:

Date: Wed, March 17, 2011
Time: Approx. 7:30 – 8:00
Route: Danforth & Woodbine to Bay & College
Weather: Slightly foggy and very cloudy
Temperature: 2 C

Number of Cyclists Seen: 20

How does this compare to last year?

Last year (2010):

Date: Wed, March 17, 2010
Time: Approx. 7:35 – 8:15 am
Route: Danforth & Woodbine to Bay & College
Weather: Clear
Temperature: 4 C

Number of Cyclists Seen: 32

So, on the surface, it looks like there’s a huge difference between days that are 2C and are cloudy and foggy (2011) and days that are 4C and clear.  That’s probably true.

Another thing to consider is that March 17 last year appeared to be quite a warm one (I blogged that it was already 15C around lunch time) – so the anticipation of that probably had more people considering biking in the morning.

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