WINNIPEG — It’s only September, but more than 100,000 cyclists have already pedalled their way to The Forks this year.
Numbers released on Friday show The Forks is on pace to exceed last year’s total of 108,682 cyclists, which are tracked by a sensor in the bike lane located at the south Main Street entry at Fort Gibraltar Way.
“These kind of numbers are exactly what we’re hoping to see,” said Paul Jordan, CEO, The Forks.
“The increase in cyclists reflects our continued efforts to make The Forks an accessible and desirable place for people to bike. Building connections for alternate modes of transportation aligns with our Target Zero sustainability initiatives – cycling produces zero carbon as a mode of transportation.”
The cycle counter was installed in 2015 and has seen its numbers increase year-after-year. With just under four months left in 2019, it’s safe to say The Forks will set a new record for cyclist visitation.
Total cyclists annually:
Summer: (June 1 to Aug 31)
Winter: (Jan 1 to March 31)