Bicycle Network: Measure & Understand
The best way to find out what riders need in your municipality is to ask them!
There are a number of ways of gathering information on rider attitudes and behaviours.
Popular methods include:
Hands Up! school travel surveys
As part of the Ride2School program schools record how many students walked, rode or were driven to school on a particular morning.
Internet based surveys are a great way to gather data on self reported rider behaviours and attitudes in your area.
Ride to Work program
The Ride to Work program includes a survey of more than 30 000 riders each year.
Telephone surveys are often used by local government to gather feedback from ratepayers and assess performance against benchmarks. They are a useful tool in gathering information about bike riding.
The travel diary system can be used to better understand riding trends.