I have a little game I like to play when I get bored of my commute, and I call it “Count the Cyclists” (yes, it’s a very creative name).
I do it to keep my mind occupied sometimes (but not at the expense of being aware of cars and such, of course) and watch the “count” grow as the weather gets warmer.
It’s a very un-scientific game.
Here are the rules:
1) I count the cyclists I see on my morning commute
2) My commuting route can change at any time, and this doesn’t matter (currently, I take sidestreets from Danforth and Woodbine to Danforth and Broadview, head over the Bloor Viaduct and then take the Sherbourne and Wellesley Bikelanes to work.
3) To be counted, a person must be riding or walking their bike.
4) the cyclists can be going in any direction – same way as me, opposite way as me… along cross-streets to my route, even parallel to my route (if I look up a sidestreet and see someone biking along a parallel street, they count)
I think that’s about all the rules.
Here are today’s numbers, and I’ll try to update similar counts on the days I play this game.
Date: Wed, March 10, 2010
Time: Approx. 7:30 – 8:00 am
Route: Danforth & Woodbine to Bay & College
Temperature: -1 C
Number of Cyclists Seen: 28