Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Every day for the near foreseeable future, I will share with you the number of actual bicycles I have seen on the Burrard Street Bridge as I drive over it in my car.

The number is just to the right of this column.

The largest number I have ever seen since the One and a Half Million Dollar Ideological Miasm was instituted is 11.

But a friend told me yesterday that he counted 12!

Now, I don't drive over the Burrard Street Bridge every day, but most days. And I don't always drive over at rush hour, but often enough.

An important caveat:

I do not work for the government or Vision Vancouver, so my numbers may not match theirs.

But you knew that, didn't you?


Anonymous said...

David be careful. Do not use the olympic logo,do not use ICBC, If you do a good job counting bikes you might get a position with translink. Or maybe you can coach the womens olympic ski jumpers.

Gazetteer said...

Mr. B.--

While I take your point (and sure hope you actually chart any and all trends over time)....I can't help but notice that the number of bikes and autos visible in your image accompanying this post are, well, equivalent.


Keith said...

Researchers at UBC are looking at why so few people are taking up bicycling.

Anonymous said...

David it just occured to me. Your daily count of the bikes on the Burrard Bridge points out the stupidity of the money wasted on it.
I just heard the NW traffic copter report on the Golden Ears Bridge. He said as usual there was no traffic on the bridge. About a dozen cars at 4:30pm in the heart of rush hour. I guess the tolls are to high or maybe they built a bidge that no one wanted. HA HA HA HE HE HE