Over one million cycling trips have been recorded on the protected Pandora Avenue bike lanes, since their opening on May 1st, 2017.
The number of trips is tracked by a 24/7 automatic digital bike counter. The city would not reveal where the counters are located to prevent them from being damaged or manipulated.
According to the City of Victoria, the bike lanes have an averaged over 1,100 cycling trips per day and more than 35,000 per month. That average compares to stats released in May 2018.
“This is a significant mobility milestone for our city and demonstrates why our cycling network is so important. Simply put – people want to use it,” said Mayor Lisa Helps.
The $3.4-million two-way bike lane on Pandora Avenue stretches about 1.2 kilometers between Cook and Store Streets, and was the first to open in the city.
About a year later, a second set of bike lanes opened on Fort Street. Between May 2018 and March 2019, the Fort Street bike lane averaged 577 trips per day.
The Wharf Street bike lanes which opened on August 8th this year have seen an average of 1,829 cycling trips per day.
Bike lanes for Vancouver, Harbour, Graham and Jackson Streets are expected to be completed in 2020.