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:
|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:
|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: