Bicycle Network: Monitor & Evaluate
2009 Easter Trails Survey
In partnership with La Trobe University, we are assisting with the delivery of a comprehensive survey of bike riding on Rail Trails in Victoria
Survey Closed - Thank you to everyone for participating
4 May 2009. The 2009 Easter Rail Trail Survey is now closed. Over four hundred respondents participated in telling us about their Easter Rail Trail experiences.
Prize winners are:
Mongoose Hybrid Crossway 350 from Gemini Cycles - Lesley Beard
One case (6 bottles) of 2008 Prosecco from Brown Brothers Winery - Neil Rodaway
Dinner at Gapstead Winery - Brian Patterson
2 bottles of wine from Boytons Winery - Malcolm McMillan
Jam voucher from Bright Berry Farm - Mal Ball
2 coffees from the Rail Trail Cafe, Porepunkah - Philip Purdy
Beechworth Bakery Voucher winners (2 each):
Bicycle Network Victoria and La Trobe University thank everyone for participating. With the exception of the Mongoose bike, all prizes are local to the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, giving the winners yet another reason for their next bike trip in that area.
Tell us about your Rail Trail experience in the 2009 Easter Rail Trail Survey and win a bike!
9 April 2009
Take the survey
The 2009 Easter Rail Trail Survey is the third in a series of studies looking at Rail Trail usage patterns. Professor Sue Beeton at La Trobe University has produced previous studies in 2003 and 2006 that have contributed significantly to our understanding of the benefits that Rail Trails have on their local communities, through the tourism visitation and revenue they generate.
Results from this survey will help us improve existing Rail Trails, and make the case for building new ones. Feedback from bike riders and other trail users is one of the best ways to help direct our effort to develop more and better places to ride. Your comments are needed and most welcome.
Some of Professor Beeton's previous work can be found here.
Please tell us about your experience on a Rail Trail this Easter by clicking on the link above and completing the attached survey. Your participation will help us work towards building more and better Rail Trails. Completing the survey will enter you in a draw to win one of the great prizes that are on offer.
The survey is open now and closes April 30.
Professor Beeton is also keenly interested in asking for submissions of photos of your Rail Trail experience.
Please send us one photo that you think best illustrates your trip to a Trail, whether it be a shot of a scenic vista, a group photo of friends and family over dinner, or some unique feature of riding along the trail. Whatever you think best enscapulates your trip, we want to see it!
Of course, there is a prize available for submitting photos as well. Two Murray to Mountains cycling tops will be awarded to a random photo prize winner.