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Tim Kelley
05-07-2015, 12:48 PM
http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/and-the-countrys-1-cargo-biking-city-is

Steve O
05-07-2015, 02:55 PM
http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/and-the-countrys-1-cargo-biking-city-is

Okay, so how do we get to compete? Racks and baskets this month. There are lots of commuters with racks. And I think you can count a CaBi as having a basket (sort of).

We'd get a high number at the IoD, but where would we get the highest ratio?

I would think DC would beat Arlington if we considered ourselves separate jurisdictions, but if we competed as DC region...

If you need a volunteer to count, I may be able to do that for an hour on a Thursday.

Brünø Moore
05-09-2015, 06:45 PM
Highest ratio? Probably on the Met Branch where it meets the R Street cycletrack—lots of long-distance rack n' Ortlieb commuters from Maryland coming into the city will use that route, some of them heading into the city at that point. Unlike other multi-use trails (e.g., the Anacostia Tributary Trails, Marvin Gaye Trail), there's not a whole lot of recreational cycling along the same route. While the M/L/1st Street cycletracks might also seem logical places to look for commuters, you're also likely to see short-distance backpack/bag urban commuters and folks just bringing themselves on a bike. Of course, those urban trails might also have people on Linus/Pashley-type citybikes with baskets—but probably not enough to balance out the rackless locals.

Lots of folks coming in from afar coupled with a lack of other uses? I think we could game the system by counting at that spot. Maybe have a conveniently scheduled Trail Ranger coffee table at that spot on counting day?

Steve O
05-09-2015, 09:27 PM
Highest ratio? Probably on the Met Branch where it meets the R Street cycletrack—lots of long-distance rack n' Ortlieb commuters from Maryland coming into the city will use that route, some of them heading into the city at that point. Unlike other multi-use trails (e.g., the Anacostia Tributary Trails, Marvin Gaye Trail), there's not a whole lot of recreational cycling along the same route. While the M/L/1st Street cycletracks might also seem logical places to look for commuters, you're also likely to see short-distance backpack/bag urban commuters and folks just bringing themselves on a bike. Of course, those urban trails might also have people on Linus/Pashley-type citybikes with baskets—but probably not enough to balance out the rackless locals.

Lots of folks coming in from afar coupled with a lack of other uses? I think we could game the system by counting at that spot. Maybe have a conveniently scheduled Trail Ranger coffee table at that spot on counting day?

Okay, Brünø. Can we get WABA to participate? Evidently the reason DC wasn't included last month is because no one among the local bicycling organizations took the reins. Let's kick some butt.