This was Ohrn Images at the beginning of January:
January 2, 2015
36 comments followed, with a heated discussion on the purposes of the bike counter.
Here’s one reason why the counter was a good idea:
February 1, 2015.
We measure what matters.
Took a slightly drippy but very refreshing ride to Burrard and Cornwall this morning, arriving at around 09:15, and hanging around for about 10 minutes.
The total bike count for January is 62,827, which is ~16% higher than January 2014, and 79.5% higher than January 2013.
The arithmetic goes like this:
Current yearly count: 62942
Current count for Feb 1 115
January total 62827
Then, what we measure starts to matter more.
The meme that ‘people don’t cycle in Vancouver for six months because of the weather’ – we know now that it’s not true.