Bicycle Counts

DOT conducts regular bike counts, which are summarized in Cycling in the City , an update on cycling trends in New York City that was released in May 2016. Bike count data is available for the East River bridges and Midtown.

East River Bridges

From 1980-2013, DOT conducted periodic manual 12-hour East River bridge bike counts. Data from these counts is available below. 1980-2015 East River Bridge 12 Hour Cyclist Counts

In 2014, DOT installed automated counters, which provide continuous 24 hour data every day of the year. The documents below contain all count days, corresponding temperature and precipitation information, and a comparison to the same totals from 2015. April 2016 East River Bridge 24 Hour Cyclist Counts May 2016 East River Bridge 24 Hour Cyclist Counts


DOT also counts cyclists entering and leaving the Manhattan core at 50th Street along the avenues and the Hudson River Greenway. This data was first recorded in 1980, and has been collected annually since 1985, and three times per year—typically in May, July, and September—since 2007.

Midtown Bike Counts

Citi Bike

DOT compiles the average number of daily Citi Bike trips made each month using publicly available system data. Average daily trip data, starting with the launch of the system in May 2013, is available below. Citi Bike Daily Trip Averages