Let’s make this quick so everyone can get to the yelling: A total of 61,274 people rode the Milwaukee streetcar, The Hop, in December 2019. That’s an average of 1,977 per day. The lightest day of traffic was Christmas (duh), when only 818 people rode the thing. The busiest day of traffic was December 27, when 3,446 folks hopped aboard.

The numbers are up slightly from November 2019, when 52,998 total rides were recorded. Remember back in September 2019, when ridership dipped slightly and we said it was TIME TO SCRAP THE WHOLE THING? We take it all back: this slight bump proves we should EXPAND THE HELL OUT OF THE THING.

Here are the numbers for The Hop’s first 14 months. And yes, it will remain free in 2020. And seriously: expand this thing. And seriously: sponsor this thing.

NOVEMBER 2018
Total rides: 80,361
Average daily ridership: (excluding opening weekend): 2,459

DECEMBER 2018
Total rides: 76,131
Average daily ridership: 2,456

JANUARY 2019
Total rides: 48,354
Average daily ridership: 1,560

FEBRUARY 2019 (estimated, due to missing data)
Total rides: 45,000
Average daily ridership: 1,607

MARCH 2019 (estimated, due to missing data)
Total rides: 50,000
Average daily ridership: 1,613

APRIL 2019
Total rides: 55,657
Average daily ridership: 1,855

MAY 2019
Total rides: 62,937
Average daily ridership: 2,030

JUNE 2019
Total rides: 71,367
Average daily ridership: 2,379

JULY 2019
Total rides: 103,625
Average daily ridership: 3,343

AUGUST 2019
Total rides: 80,113
Average daily ridership: 2,584

SEPTEMBER 2019
Total rides: 66,986
Average daily ridership: 2,233

OCTOBER 2019
Total rides: 62,010
Average daily ridership: 2,000

NOVEMBER 2019
Total rides: 52,998
Average daily ridership: 1,767

DECEMBER 2019
Total rides: 61,274
Average daily ridership: 1,977

About The Author

Matt Wild
Co-Founder and Editor

Matt Wild weighs between 140 and 145 pounds. He lives on Milwaukee's east side.

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