Boston Bike Counts data for 2013 shows that bike ridership throughout the city has increased 78 percent since 2007.
In addition to measuring overall ridership, the survey broke down ridership by gender, top locations around the city for a morning or afternoon ride, and percentage of people who use helmets.
Of the 13,107 rides taken in 2013, about 70 percent were done by men, 30 percent by women.
Arlington St. (at Boylston St.) was the most popular place to cruise, seeing an average of 408 bikers per day.
Helmet data shows that women still flex more common sense than men, wearing helmets 86 percent of the time. Men however, weren’t too far behind, choosing to sport a helmet 71 percent of the time. Overall use amongst men and women was 76 percent in 2013.
People using their own bikes wore helmets 78 percent of the time. Meanwhile, Hubway riders were the biggest risk takers, wearing helmets only 42 percent of trips.
The data for the Boston Bike Counts study was collected between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. during late September and into early October.