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This graph represents percentage of people arriving by car, perceived percentage and measured percentage, and the measured percentage of people arriving by walking, cycling or public transit in Toronto (The Annex and Bloor West Village).
The highest percentage is arrived by walking, cycling or public transit. The lowest percentages are between 10 and 20 percent with people arriving by car.
How Many Cyclists Ride in Downtown Toronto Per Day?
This graph was made by the City of Toronto back in December of 2010. This graph took data for each of these streets. Screen-line means ‘boundary’, so which street they stopped at when looking at College, for example. Some people complain that the data is not as reliable with these screen-lines – that they are too constricting and do not cohesively show the actual reality of bike usage.
Generally the number in “Inbound” is higher than “Outbound”. This is interesting, as you would expect people going to somewhere would come back from there (e.g. work).
In total, 15 439 (about 15 and a half thousand) people use bike lanes throughout the day, probably every day. 8 657 people go to work (or towards the core) and 6 782 leave the core/work.
This graph could be useful for the manager of transportation in Toronto and for public viewing to understand more of what is going around in the city.
How Many Cyclists Ride in Downtown Toronto Per Day? (Pt. 2)
The peak is always in the morning (around 8:00) and at the very evening (5:00). This is due to work hours; most offices open and close at around those times, so people are getting to and from work at the same time. These screen-lines are at the busiest downtown core, where there are many offices, so this is consistent information. The lowest point 4 in the afternoon and 11.
Many people are annoyed that the screen-lines are so bounded and do not have correct data as there may be more or less people riding on other streets which will alter the data but will give a better idea.
The blue line is going to work, while the green line is people going from work.
Data for graph originated from Table #4:
Councillor Milczyn’s Cycling and Bike Lane Survey, June 2009
What is Your Biggest Concern About Dedicated Bike Lanes?
As we can see from the data, the biggest concerns are cyclist safety, 38% (e.g. accidents with incorrect motorist traffic or other issues in bike lanes) and that there are not enough bike lanes, 32%! Toronto needs more bike lanes!
As well the issues with bike lanes are that there is increased traffic congestion and less parking.
Would You Bike More Often If More Dedicated Bike Lanes Were Introduced?
This is one of the most important survey questions as this shows the efficiency of bike lanes and the willingness of the citizens.
More than half of the population are willing but don’t ride as they need more bike lanes or that the lanes don’t cover the whole route.