This year’s count marked the fifth year the count has taken place and has expanded considerably since it started. It now includes more locations as well as pedestrians.
I’m always pleased when I get counted during the bike/ped count.
This year I was counted four times Three times as a bicyclist with Luci onboard the CETMA and once as a pedestrian with Truman.
I got counted at Mountain and Helen in the morning, Mountain and Blacklidge in the evening and Park and University this morning. Truman and I were counted as pedestrians during a walk along the Rillito at Mountain Avenue.
I stopped and spoke to the Tucson Bicycle Advisory Committee member David Bachman-Williams and City of Tucson bike and pedestrian program manager Ann Chanecka for a few minutes at their Park and University counting location.
They said annecdotally it seemed like there were less people riding through the area. It’s not a surprise because the streetcar construction has really thrown off people’s bike commutes.
Mountain Avenue and Second Street is closed, which has the potential to throw off the count at Mountain and Helen, which is typically one of the highest count locations.
Did you get counted this year? Were you a counter? Did you notice anything different?
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