Help DotBike Count Bikes In Dorchester!

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 25

From Dotbike:


The annual Bike Census has started, and again is leaving Dorchester out.  Help Dorchester count!
Over the next couple of weeks ending on Monday October 7th Boston Bikes will be doing bike counts at various locations around the city.  Unfortunately there are only 3 locations at the periphery of Dorchester (see map of official locations here  The plan to count bikes at these locations severely biases the results towards downtown business-hours commuters and does not capture what is happening in Dorchester.
Rides within our neighborhood and at times other than rush hour must be included in order to capture the true demographic of riders and rides.  Dot Bike would like to organize our own count this year so that Dorchester riders are not left out.  Hopefully the city will begin to count neighborhood locations in the future.
We need your help from 7 – 9 a.m., 4 – 6 p.m. and if possible at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. any weekday from now until Oct. 7th.  Locations are:
  • The intersection of Bowdoin and Geneva
  • Glover’s Corner – the intersection of Hancock, Freeport and Dorchester Ave.
  • Codman Square – the intersection of Washington, Talbot, and Norfolk
Can you take a shift?  Please reply to [email protected] locations and likely days and times.  We’ll follow up shortly with a form you can use to record riders.
Thanks in advance for your help and for preventing Dorchester riders from being invisible in city ridership data.
If you want to help email [email protected]

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4 Responses to “Help DotBike Count Bikes In Dorchester!”

  1. By mouthbreather on Sep 26, 2013 | Reply

    what’s up with the lack of counting in all the southern neighborhoods? There are a lot of cyclists in these places despite the lack of infrastructure.

  2. By DKB on Sep 26, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe we want to prove that adding infrastructure brings out cyclists, not that people will ride anyway.

  3. By Dotbiker on Sep 26, 2013 | Reply

    Just the ongoing myopia of City Hall. After all Nicole Friedman’s first e-mail address was from the BRA and they give two whitts about anything that’s not down town… Of course my blog moans about it all the time. Here’s just one more example of what we face trying to be advocates in Dorchester. Surprising since so many of us VOTE too…

  4. By Hyde Square Commuter on Sep 26, 2013 | Reply

    Considering the City’s bike program is relying on volunteers (including me) to run the counts, I think Dorchester is represented fine.

    They’re trying to track trends year-over-year throughout the city, and volunteers can’t be everywhere. All neighborhoods want safer cycling, and throwing stones won’t help. That said, keep up the good work Dotbiker!

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