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Bicycle Counts (Ongoing)

Project History

  • 9/1/2021

    We have installed a set of Eco-Counter's pedestrian and bicycle counter at the intersection of Wright St and Healey St on August 31, 2021. This counter location is now active and collecting data!

  • 4/28/2021

    Bicycle Census was organized on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 10-11 am. There were some technical difficulties and light drizzle during the event, due to which we were not able to cover everything on main campus.

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To better understand the demand for bicycle infrastructure, programming, and services, as well as to better track the impact of past improvements, regular bicycle counts are recommended for the University to know exactly how many bikes are on campus at any given time throughout each school year. 

The University, in partnership with Champaign County Bikes, has conducted two counts. The first count took place on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. The University District was divided into 25 quadrants, and 30 volunteers were assigned a quadrant. From 10AM–11Am, volunteers counted both on- and off-rack bicycles (i.e., bikes locked to lamp posts, fences, railings, the bike itself, etc.). 5,574 bikes were counted, and of those, 17% were found off-rack.

The second census took place on Wednesday, April 23. It was conducted in a similar fashion to the October count, with the same quadrant designations and timing. With only 23 volunteers, some participants conducted counts for multiple quadrants. Volunteers counted 4,739 bikes (11% of which were off-rack).

Bicycle Counts at Illini Union (Tracked by Month)


  • Aug 21:

    Bicycle sensor was set-up wrong. Sensor was not counting bicycles. It was corrected on September 1, 2021

  • Sep 21:

    Bicycle sensor fixed on September 1

Bicycle Counts at Wright & Healey (Tracked by Month)


  • Sep 21:

    Counter installed and active since August 31, 2021

Bicycles Counted (Tracked by Month)

Project Team

  • Project Leader:

    Lily Wilcock


  • Started October 23, 2013
    Started by Amelia Neptune