Some encouraging numbers from yesterday’s Stamford Advocate:

  • 7,726 bicyclists were logged boarding Stamford’s public buses last year. That’s a new record, up from 7,630 in 2008.
  • Bus ridership was recorded at over 3.4 million last year, up from 3.3 million the year before. That’s a 3.5 percent increase from the year before, and a 15 percent increase from 2008.
  • In New Haven, more bus riders used bike racks on the public buses as well — rising from 21,200 in 2011 to 25,500 in 2012.
  • Hartford saw the same trend, with bike boardings sharply rising over two years from 23,900 to 30,900.

The Advocate quotes data from CT Transit, the state agency that operates bus networks in various Connecticut cities including Stamford, Hartford, and New Haven.

I’ve never taken my bike on the bus before — but I’ll try it out sometime soon!

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