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Bicycle Ridership Data


San Francisco has undergone significant population and employment growth. Understanding bicycling trends will continue to be important given projections by the Association of Bay Area Governments that San Francisco will gain over 100,000 new households and over 190,000 new jobs by 2040. Since San Francisco has limited street space, increasing bicycle ridership, walking and transit trips is critical to accommodate growth, especially in the densest parts of the city.


The SFMTA monitors bike volumes from a network of automated counters citywide. Below is a bike counter location map overlayed over the existing bike network




In January 2012, the SFMTA Board of Directors approved the 2013 – 2018 SFMTA Strategic Plan, which documents the vision, mission, goals, and objectives for the agency. Documenting and analyzing bicycle volumes and trends in San Francisco supports the SFMTA’s Strategic Plan Goals, which build upon the city’s Transit-First Policy to prioritize ways of traveling other than driving a car.

The agency’s vision for a sustainable transportation system citywide includes a safe, inviting network of bicycle friendly streets that is easy to use for people of a wide range of ages and abilities. Explore the pages below that:






Bicycle Ridership Data