Pedal Poll/Sondo Vélo 2021 Results

Between June 1st & 6th, 2021 over 1,000 volunteers in 68 communities across Canada were out counting cyclists. Our study targeted 14 Focus Communities for a more targeted approach, to get a better understanding of what cycling looks like.

PP/SV 2021 Summary Results

While we did more detailed and aggregated analysis on our Focus Communities (FC), we also took the results of any community where more than 100 cyclists were counted and created a count profile for each of those communities. 

Click on the community below to see what the profile of cyclists looks like. 

Pedal Poll/Sondo Vélo is about getting a snapshot of who is riding and where. Volunteers were out counting cyclists and gathering demographic data. Volunteers captured, when they could, the perceived age, gender, and race of each cyclist. In doing so, we can now not only see who is out riding but, possibly more importantly, who isn’t riding. This data will help us get better infrastructure in the right place to make sure that everyone can cycle, everywhere.


Research paper submitted for publication:

A Community Science Project on Who Cycles in Canada 

The raw data from Pedal Poll/Sondo Vélo is also available as Open Data for others to use:

PP/SV 2021 Data Dictionary

PP/SV 2021 Data (.csv)

Pedal Poll/Sondo Vélo 2021 was supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
We thank the following organizations for their generous contributions to Pedal Poll/Sondo Vélo:
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