You Are Not Alone II
On the 1st and 2nd October 2008 following on from our April count ACF conducted Aberdeen’s second cycle count. With more volounteers this time we were able to expand the network from the original 13 core points to 18 locations.
Despite the reduction in temperatures at this time of year the toal number of journeys is almost unchanged, like last time Union Street was the busiest almost hitting the magical 100. The new sites this time included the Don and Queen Elizabeth Bridges (South end of College St), both reported a healthy number of cyclists, interestingly most felt forced to use the pavement. Clearly this evidence supports our drive with the council to make these areas more cycle friendly.
A number of our counters remarked on the low numbers of female cyclists, only 18% overall in the average, if you have any ideas why or want to help improve this ratio then do get in contact
In the absence of any official count data our objective is to generate count data that gives a general trend, It is intended to repeat the count every six months. ACF needs you We rely on volounteers for the count. If you can spare a couple of hours and want to be a “bike spotter” for our next survey (full training is given) please get in contact