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.
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.