Intuitively, it’s quite clear that people prefer to bike in good weather conditions. The Eco-Visio weather module allows you to analyze the relationship between cycling demand and weather with greater precision.
When cycling data are overlaid with weather information, the data can be much clearer and easier to read – atypical counts can often be explained by the weather. Weather data and bike counts can be paired with surveys to better understand user commuting preferences. With this information, Cities can take informed actions to increase the year-round cycling mode share.
If you want to benefit from this new feature and add perspective to your data, do not hesitate to contact your local Eco-Counter representative.
This relationship between weather and cycling in Montreal has been validated thanks to accurate cycling data and the Eco-Visio weather module.
Weather and count data suggests that recreational cycling is more common than commuter cycling. Firstly, weekends and holidays have the highest cycling volume. Secondly, during the summer months, the peak hourly cycling period coincides with sunrise and sunset, when the temperature is lower and shade is more common.
Commuter cyclists in Portland appear undeterred when it comes to rain. This provides fuel for those who claim Portland to be America’s Bicycle Capital!