*5.7% increase in bicylists explained
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Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program
Pima Association of Governments annually conducts a bicycle and pedestrian count. Each fall, jurisdiction staff and volunteers count at approximately 80 locations through the entire region and also include pedestrian counts as well. PAG began the program in 2008 to:
- Better understand the trends and characteristics of cyclists by collecting cyclist data on: direction of travel, gender, age, helmet usage, sidewalk riding, riding the wrong way against traffic
- Evaluate planning efforts
- Help guide investments
Check out the the most recent 2014 Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Report.
2014's Top 10 (Bicyclist Count Locations)
Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Analysis
PAG updates a regional bicycle crash analysis annually with data dating back to 2001. The Bicycle Crash Analysis quantifies the number of total crashes, crashes per population and fatal crashes. In addition, many additional factors are looked at including:
- General location
- Daylight conditions
- Alcohol as a factor
- Bicyclists and motorist actions (Going straight, turning left, turning right, etc.)
- Bicyclist and motorist violations (Speeding, running stop sign, no improper behavior, etc.)
The crash analysis is used to help identify mitigation strategies such as wrong way signs and pavement markings, as well as to help identify enforcement education that is needed. PAG staff also will start analyzing pedestrian crash information.
* The 5.7 % increase in bicyclists was calculated using the 39 “Core” locations which are spread throughout the region and have been consistently monitored each year with one-day counts since 2008. The calculation consisted of the difference of the three year average from 2014-2012 and 2008-2010 and dividing by the 2008-2010 value. [(6887 – 6512) / 6512] = .057 or 5.7%