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2019 Worldwide Cycling Index

Bicycle growth figures,
country per country, city per city

Please find below the 5th Worldwide Cycling Index, a global analysis we are leading since 2014 on all our bicycle counters installed in the world. The highly anticipated Index draws bike count data from over 3,000 automated counters across 39 countries to estimate the overall progression of bicycle traffic volumes by country and city.

 

 

Eco-Counter has partnered with NewCities to release the 2019 World Cycling Index. The results of the Index has been announced at the Wellbeing Cities Forum in Montreal – a city Eco-Counter proudly calls home – on June 20.

Eco-Counter’s data is a vital tool for bicycling planners and cities. The data can serve as a reliable and accurate source for informing projects and local infrastructure that contribute to increased bike activity in cities.

Discover below the detailed results of the Index.

 

 

 

1. Global progression

2. Progression by country

3. Top 10 cities with highest progression in bicycle count data

4. Most cycled days of the year in 2018

5. Cycling activity at night

6. Hourly Profiles for commuting per country

1. Global progression

Progression is calculated by comparing total bicycle counts between 2017 and 2018. This analysis is based on data coming from automated bicycle counters with at least 4 months of comparable and validated data.

Source: 2017-2018 progression – 3,266 counting sites in 39 countries / Bicycle for transportation: +7% (1,518 counting sites, 35 countries / Bicycle for leisure: +3% (1,306 counting sites, 25 countries)

2. Progression by country

 

Progression is calculated by comparing total bicycle counts between 2017 and 2018 in countries with at least 20 counters.
This analysis is based on data coming from automated bicycle counters with at least 4 months of comparable and validated data.

 

3. Top 10 cities with highest progression in cycling activity

Progression is calculated by comparing total bicycle counts between 2017 and 2018 in cities with at least 15 counters. Number of cities included in the ranking: 57 cities.
This analysis is based on data coming from automated bicycle counters with at least 4 months of comparable and validated data.

 

4. Most cycled days of the year in 2018

Total

Commuting

Leisure

Tuesday 8th May

Tuesday 29th May

Sunday 6th May

This analysis is based on data coming from automated bicycle counters with a full year of validated data in 2018. Total bicycle counts have been summed-up for each day of the year.

(Source: 1383 counters, 27 countries – including: commuting: 681 counters, leisure: 541 counters)

5. Cycling activity at night

Most frequented site

 

Münster, Germany

The most frequented site during the night is located in Stadt Münster with a daily average of 1,087 cyclists counted between 10:00pm an 6:00am in 2018.

This analysis is based on data coming from automated bicycle counters with at least 4 months of validated data in 2018. The daily average number of cyclists between 10:00pm and 6:00am is calculated for each counting site.

(Source: 2018 – 3,266 counting sites)

 

 

 

Cities with the highest cycling activity at night

Position

City

Country

% of cycling activity from 10:00pm to 6:am

1

Arica

Chile

12%

2

Hamilton

Canada

11%

3

New-York

US

11%

This analysis is based on data coming from automated bicycle counters with at least 4 months of validated data in 2018.
The percentage of cycling activity at night is calculated by comparing the average number of cyclists between 10:00pm and 6:00am with the average daily traffic for every city with at least 3 counters.

Most cycled nights of the year in 2018

World

Friday 27th July (97,199)

Friday 13th July (87,712)

Friday 15th June (86,110)

US

Wednesday 4th July (Bank holiday)

Friday 13th July

Friday 20th July

Canada

Friday 1st June

Saturday 14th July

Friday 13th July

France

Thursday 21st June (Fête de la Musique)

Friday 6th July (Quart de finale France Uruguay)

Tuesday 10th July (Semi-final France Belgium)

Great Britain

Saturday 5th May

Tuesday 3rd July

Wednesday 11th July (Semi-final England – Croatia)

Ireland

Tuesday 26th June

Friday 29th June

Thursday 28th June

Germany

Friday 27th July

Friday 29th June

Friday 20th April

Sweden

Friday 1st June

Friday 27th July

Friday 3rd August

New-Zealand

Wednesday 24th January

Friday 26th October

Wednesday 12th December

(source: 1383 counters, 27 countries)

6. Hourly Profiles for commuting

Scope of the analysis

  • 39 countries
  • 612 local governments
  • 3 266 counting sites :
    • 1,306 classified as “recreational”
    • 1,518 as “utilitarian”
    • 442 classified as mixed profiles.
  • 100% of validated data (exclusion of all abnormal variations)

Full methodology available on request

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