Great news! The City of Portland has just published the 2010 Bicycle Count Report which shows bike commuting in Portland rose by 8% over 2009.
Check out the excellent coverage done by Bikeportland.org and the city’s info. on Portlandonline.com.
Bicycle traffic on Portland’s four principal bicycle friendly bridges (Broadway, Steel, Burnside and Hawthorne bridges) showed the highest number of bicycle trips since annual counts began in 2000/2001.
Bicycle traffic on Portland’s four principal bicycle friendly bridges and at 109 nonbridge locations showed a one year increase of 12 and seven percent respectively. The total number of bicycle trips in Portland (combined bridge and nonbridge) increased eight percent compared with 2009.
Since the 2000/2001 counts, the overall trend in bicycle traffic was up 190 percent; roughly a tripling in use.