July 2017 numbers for the Penn Avenue bike lane are now available on the PDP public website. Wet weather saw bike lane usage drop a little from June with lower weekday ridership.
The monthly total for the 1200 block of Penn was 25,271 a 1.6% decrease from last month. There was a 10% drop in workday traffic likely due to an unseasonal 6.28 inches of rain (average rainfall for July is 3.83in). The weekend average rose 4.6% however, because of an incredibly successful Open Streets event with over 3,700 trips counted.
The counters are thin, rubber tubes stretched across the width of the bike lane, located on the 600, 900, and 1200 blocks of Penn Avenue they were installed by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. They work by recording each time a bicyclist rides over and depresses the tubes.
If you would like to discover more about the bike lane data you can now visit the PDP's interactive website to view up to date trip counts.