Statistics

Where are Tucsonans walking and riding? 

Every fall, Pima Association of Governments conducts a bicycle and pedestrian count at about 80 key locations around the Tucson region. Counts are conducted from 7-9 AM and 4-6 PM on weekdays, and 7-10 AM on weekends. The purposes of the count are 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

Top 10 pedestrian count locations in 2015:


Location Rank Pedestrians
Park Ave / University Blvd 1 3,229
2nd St / Highland Ave 2 2,774
6th St / Highland Ave 3 2,650
Council St / Stone Ave 4 819
Helen St / Mountain Ave 5 651
Congress St / Granada Ave 6 613
6th St / Cherry Ave 7 601
Mabel St / Warren Ave 8 379
3rd St / Campbell Ave 9 377
Cherry Ave / Speedway Blvd 10 363

Top 10 bicyclist count locations in 2015:


Location Rank Bicyclists
Park Ave / University Blvd 1 1,008
3rd St / Campbell Ave 2 908
2nd St / Highland Ave 3 699
Helen St / Mountain Ave 4 587
6th St / Highland Ave 5 535
Rillito Pathway / Swan Rd (Weekend) 6 372
La Cañada Dr / Moore Rd (Weekend) 7 333
Blacklidge Dr / Mountain Ave 8 288
Dove Mountain Blvd / Moore Rd (Weekend) 9 287
Stone Ave / University Blvd 10 282

More statistics available in PAG's Interactive Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Explorer.

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Annual Bicycle Count

 How Does Tucson Compare to Other Cities?

Three percent of Tucsonans commute to work by bicycle, according to the annual American Community Survey, which is produced by the Bureau of the Census.  From 2009 to 2010 Tucson's ridership increased by 58% moving Tucson from #12 to #6 in the nation for major Cities for Biking to Work.   Keep in mind, the survey only counts residents within the city limits of Tucson.

 

The League of American Bicyclists has compiled data for the past decade on the largest 70 cities: