2013 Bike Count Results
6,523 bikes total; 2,174 bikes per day
The 2013 Bike Count was an overwhelming success! You can you can see the full data set here.
42 volunteers tracked 9 intersections and 19 streets over the course of three days during morning and evening rush hour, and the results are in.
The pie charts above reflect the actual numbers of riders on the sidewalk, street, and in total. Scroll further or download the spreadsheet to see the percentage breakdown.
The most popular intersection we tracked was Kapahulu & Paki!
Kapahulu and Paki had the most riders over the 3 day count. 68.6% of the riders on Kapahulu were on the sidewalk. Almost all the riders were counted on Kapahulu, not Paki.
We recorded the most street riders on East West Road. Only 7.2% of these University cyclists chose the sidewalk.
Everyday, we counted more riders in the evening…But only 100-200 more per day.
Want to use this data? Cyclists need bike lanes on Kapahulu! It’s up for repaving in 2014.
The totals above are the totals over all three days. The top 5 intersections in descending order of popularity were:
Kapahulu & Paki
King & University
Dole & East West
Waiʻalae & St. Louis
Montserrat & Paki
Sidewalk or Street?
Here’s the percent breakdown of riders we counted on the sidewalk:
Fort Weaver (95.4%)
Kapolei Pkwy (83.9%)
Paki at Kapahulu (34.1%)
St. Louis (22.7%)
East West (7.2%)
We are the first multi-day, multi-location Bike Count in Honolulu. We’re also the only ones to make this data public. The city has done a few counts in relation to repaving, but nothing public or organized.
The American Community Survey provides some comparison data, though. According to this year’s ACS, Honolulu ranks #12 in the nation for bike commuting. 2.3% of Honolulu’s population (338,909) reports commuting by bike, up from 1.2% in 2011 (when we ranked 22) We counted 2,174 bikes per day on average, but on selected streets only. So, our count numbers are pretty in line with the ACS. For more information on the American Community Survey, visit the League of American Bicyclists’ analysis.
To see the detailed results of the count and to analyze the data further, please download the full data set here.
Be sure to let us know what you come up with! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or new insights.