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The Forks Records 100,000th Cyclist of the Year

September 6, 2019 8:46 AM | News


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:
2016: 87,428
2017: 103,875
2018: 108,682

Summer: (June 1 to Aug 31)
2016: 51,588
2017: 53,228
2018: 56,073
2019: 67,529

Winter: (Jan 1 to March 31)
2016: 1,279
2017: 3,312
2018: 5,818
2019: 2,903