The city of Utrecht in the Netherlands is currently counting cyclists and “bicycle volume to see if cycling policies and infrastructure are still adequate” according to Mark Wagenbuur via David Hembrow’s blog. The bicycle counts in Utrecht are in a similar vein to some other data collection activities that are going on in other places in order to analyze cyclist behavior to determine if infrastructure and policies towards cycling are working.
This video shows the average volume of cyclists at different locations throughout Utrecht. What I found most interesting about the video is that the area shown in the video near Utrecht University isn’t the location the highest volume of cyclists in the city. Here in Tucson, Arizona, the University of Arizona campus tends to generate the highest volume of cyclists, according to local bike count data. Anyone care to speculate on that difference?