LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The number of bicyclists in La Crosse has doubled in the last two years, according to La Crosse County.
The county has done bike counts of people riding in four locations where bike projects have and will take place.
To do a bike count, a person sits at a location for 12 hours and counts the number of people who are riding by on a bike.
"There's so many things (enhanced by biking). We benefit as a society from this, healthcare dollars, cleaner air, less emissions, less traffic, more community connection," said Jack Zabrowski, La Crosse County bicycle/pedestrian coordinator.
Zabrowski said there are some limitations to the data. The bike counts were not conducted at the same time of year. The 2010 count happened in the fall, the 2012 count happened during summer.