Monday, January 07 2008 @ 05:30 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
As part of Marin's $25 million federal pilot bike plan, the county took a count of local bicycle and pedestrian trips to create a baseline from which to judge the program.
Overall, there has been a 66 percent increase in weekday commute-hour bicycle traffic and a 33 percent rise in weekend riding, when compared with a similar count conducted in 1999.
The study also looked at pedestrians. Pedestrian activity on average increased 8 percent on weekdays, but dipped 22 percent on weekends during the same period.
Two locations showed dramatic increases in bike traffic: Broadway and Bolinas Road in Fairfax, and Bridgeway at Princess Street in Sausalito.
"These are encouraging statistics," Supervisor Steve Kinsey said. "They indicate that our priority focus and associated investments are improving biking and walking in our county."