167. How many cyclists passed the intersection of Shaw and Tower Grove Ave between 6:30 and 9am one Friday morning.
Trailnet hosted the annual Ride to Work Day on Friday 5/17 and hosted breakfast and coffee for cyclists around the city, including at Tower Grove Avenue and Shaw (thank you!). The staff counted 167 cyclists passing through the intersection in one 2 1/2 hour stretch — an amazing figure.
Given that a lot of morning bike traffic passes after 9, and most of these riders will be coming back in the evening, it seems reasonable to estimate that on an average weekday roughly 500 riders per day pass that intersection. On weekends, that number is probably quite a bit higher.
Yes, Tower Grove Avenue is an important St. Louis bicycle route.