From Ken Ohrn:
The July numbers are odd. Here they are:
- Bike trips in July 2015 190,332 (A 2.4% decrease compared to July 2014)
- Bike trips YTD in 2015 873,975 (YTD increase of 26.5% over 2014)
Anecdotally, the number of people on bikes is way up everywhere. I’m at a loss to explain the Burrard decrease, unless the counter is malfunctioning.
I’m still projecting the millionth bike crossing will happen in August.
While there, two sets of tourists (one on bikes, one on foot), stopped to exclaim and marvel at the bike counter’s numbers.
Ron Richings comments:
A 2.4% decrease is really not all that much. Various explanations would be possible. Prime among them for this year would be the somewhat daunting heat. For folks who don’t like to sweat a lot, that could be a real ride-killer.
Might also be affected by special events during either year that would increase trips. Eg. if all of the fireworks events were in July last year, versus only two this year.
To really assess this it would likely be necessary to compare day-by-day each specific day of the week and what was happening on the two years, including weather and events.