I don’t know how to go about researching this idea. How does one figure out how many cyclists are riding around?
This source says most everyone are cyclists. I find that doesn’t sink in too well.
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Like any survey such as Eagles, US Population, Turtles, etc. You make quadratic equation (squares) the smaller the better and count, using multiple counting methods (days – times – purpose of ride – frequency – weather) increase the accuracy. A simple forecast, lease square is easier, but less accurate. Armchair surveys do not work in these type projections.
For someone who was a political science major this comes off more complex that simple (I’m sure too many surprised! :P). Yet I’m very interested in the number of cyclists. Jim, you seem to understand this more than I do. Where may I go to better understand this? Or is there any current data on this question, “how many cyclists exist?”
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