Cyclist Count Update

By | March 27, 2010

As I mentioned in my last “Count” post… I’m going to try and update the Count graph in a blog post once a week.  The graph does update automatically over on the Count page.


Obviously a big increase that last day on the graph… and considering that this coming week is supposed to be progressively warmer… with temps up near 20 degrees on Thursday and Friday.

Looking forward to it! Biking home without a jacket? Yes please! :)


'Xander on April 1, 2010 at 10:29 am.

love the graph Joe, i’m also counting but via pictures, i’m pretty sure if I shot every cyclist that passed me on specific bike route street corners i’d get way over 100 at certain times of the day. ex

there are other key points east of Yonge St in Toronto that i want to shoot but due to the upcoming baby i’m so confined to the west end.

have a great long weekend!

Joe T. on April 1, 2010 at 10:35 am.

I saw that “22 Minutes” set this morning on Flickr… really nice stuff. Looks like the Queen & John intersection?

Joe T. on April 1, 2010 at 10:35 am.

Link to Xander’s Set.

'Xander on April 1, 2010 at 10:44 am.

yes queen and john, 22 minutes sipping coffee and shooting before work.

i hope to shoot 22 minutes of the bloor viaduct, bathurst and davenport, harbord and shaw next. any other key bike route suggestions?

Joe T. on April 1, 2010 at 10:55 am.

I’m more familiar with the East End… so the Viaduct is a must – late May around 830 am is very busy.

The Gerrard street bridge is another “funnel point” over the Don Valley, but definitely the Viaduct.

I work on College – and those lanes are always busy… Spadina and College always seems busy.

annied on April 1, 2010 at 11:26 am.

Ah – no buss pass for the new month, that’s what it was. I had no idea what was going on this morning!

Harbord and Shaw – hate that intersection. One of many where the light doesn’t change unless you get up on the sidewalk to push “the little button”. To add further insult, the crosswalk signal for pedestrians crossing Shaw counts down, but then their light simply goes back to “walk” and the Shaw light doesn’t change. Seems very dangerous – some people might be so focused on the countdown they’ll start crossing before realizing their light hasn’t changed.

Manning at Bloor and Sussex at Spadina are other intersections that *never* change for cyclists. Drives me crazy the number of pedestrians who stand there and never press the “little button”… they eventually cross against the signal, but I prefer not to do that to avoid giving cyclists a bad name, plus on Spadina it’s harder to duck out of the way on a bike if a streetcar comes along, unlike the pedestrians who can more easily let it go by and then keep crossing. But I digress…

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