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December 2009 stats and top stories

Posted by on January 13th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Here are BikePortland’s traffic stats from the month of December, 2009.

The most popular posts of the month included the report of a traffic court judge’s controversial and existential ruling about bike lanes which stirred up over 200 reader comments. Also popular was the report confirming the first decrease in city bike traffic counts in five years. Top five posts are listed below

Here are the overall stats for the month:
Visits – 161,703 (+20% over Dec. 2008)
Average visit length – 02:39
Pages viewed – 334,025
Front page stories posted – 91
Stolen Bike Listings – 32

Top Five Stories (In terms of pageviews analyzed by Google Analytics):

1. A visit from motorhome bike builder Brian Campbell

2. Judge: Woman hit in unpainted bike lane is not protected by law

3. It’s true: Portland bike counts show first decline in five years

4. Introducing the Hopworksfiets: Beer, pizza, music, and true Portland spirit, all on one bike

5. Portland’s “whiteness” cited as reason for bike-friendliness

Check out our past traffic stats and top stories here.

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