City of San Francisco 2015 Bicycle Count Report

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About this Report

Since 2006, the SFMTA has conducted bicycle counts at intersections across the City and County of San Francisco. This information has been helpful in making policy and planning decisions because it illustrates where bicycle traffic is highest and where there are opportunities for improvement.

Notable numbers from the SFMTA 2015 Bicycle Count Report include:

  • There are an estimated 82,000 bicycle trips in San Francisco per day.
  • Bicycling increased 184 percent from 2006 to 2015 at the same 19 intersections.
  • 15 automated bicycle counters found that weekday bike trips in San Francisco increased by 8.5 percent from 2014 to 2015 (an increase of 200,000 bike trips, from 2.438 million to 2.644 million)
  • 2015 was the first year San Francisco’s bike counter on Market Street reached 1 million bike trips logged, representing a 25 percent increase over 2014.
  • In 2015, October had the highest daily bike ridership with approximately 322,000 bikes logged at the 15 locations monitored by automated bicycle counters, with events like the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival contributing to the spike in biking.
  • According to the American Community Survey, bicycle mode share for commute trips made within San Francisco reached 4.4 percent in 2014, up from 2.3 percent in 2006.
  • 85 percent of bicycle improvements made in 2010 – 2014 are located neighborhoods that have grown to have more than the citywide 4.4 percent bicycle commute mode share.