Chart of the Day: Edina Bike/Walk Count Results, Year-to-Year

Disclaimer, I work for the City of Edina, and made these charts for a presentation to the Edina Transportation Commission.

The following chart shows data from 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014, from 4-6 PM. The counts were in the northern half of Edina. It’s interesting to note how both walking and biking have their dips, but together they’ve been increasing as a form of transportation.

Streets Chart of Day (EDINA BIKEPED SLIDE) 1

The counts for these areas were taken at Interlachen and Blake; 44th and Brookside; and 54th and Wooddale. 2011 counts and prior were conducted by Transit for Livable CommunitiesBike Walk Twin Cities, and the Bike Edina Task Force.

You can see the whole presentation here, close to the 30 minute mark. OR you can stay tuned for more future Charts of the Day! is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

9 Responses to Chart of the Day: Edina Bike/Walk Count Results, Year-to-Year

  1. Matthias Leyrer
    Matthias Leyrer February 3, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    Help the hillbilly, out-stater here, was Edina the city throwing a fit about having to add sidewalks?

    • Adam Miller
      Adam Miller February 3, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

      I recall a story about some Edina residents who were unhappy about city plans to add sidewalks. So I think the answer to your question is, “yes.”

      • Bill Lindeke
        Bill Lindeke February 3, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

        hey, Edina are people too

      • Joseph Totten
        Joseph Totten February 3, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

        The Star Tribune went to a meeting where residents opposed the changes to their city. However, at other meetings, in comment cards, and over the internet, responses were extremely positive, and supportive of the plan.

        • Sean Hayford Oleary February 4, 2015 at 11:42 am #

          Knowing many progressive-minded Edinans, I can vouch for this. As is often the case elsewhere, Edina often falls victim to the will of a loud, regressive minority of citizens (*cough* 7200 France).

          I think the majority do support more and higher-quality sidewalks, especially on established busy streets.

  2. Eric Anondson
    Eric Anondson February 3, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    People are found walking at Interlachan and Blake? Seriously brave people, even the cyclists through there are brave souls.

    • Joseph Totten
      Joseph Totten February 3, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

      It was the least of the locations for a count by a wide margin, stay tuned for tomorrow! That chart will show the difference!

  3. Matty Lang
    Matty Lang February 4, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    Ah, I fondly remember the days back in 2006-2007 when I helped work on Edina’s first Bicycle Transportation Plan. It was a good time.

  4. Thomas Mercier February 4, 2015 at 9:34 am #

    It will be interesting to see what impact the development of the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail will have on the broader community levels. One would hope that the addition of infrastructure might have an impact to the greater community and not just the immediate vicinity.

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