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!


Joseph Totten

About Joseph Totten

Joe is a graduate of Civil Engineering-Transportation and Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota, and has a masters degree from Portland State University. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Joe has worked with nonprofits and public agencies in MSP and Portland.

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

    1. Adam MillerAdam Miller

      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.”

      1. Joseph TottenJoseph Totten Post author

        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.

        1. Sean Hayford Oleary

          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.

  1. Eric AnondsonEric Anondson

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

    1. Joseph TottenJoseph Totten Post author

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

  2. Thomas Mercier

    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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