Bicycle Network: Bike Futures Services
City of Stonnington BikeScope
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Have your say in the City of Stonnington bike surveys!
03 November 2011. We need your voice!
The City of Stonnington is currently undergoing a process of developing a new cycling strategy.
A map showing the geographical area covered by the City of Stonnington and suburbs within, is available here.
Bicycle Network Victoria and the City of Stonnington are inviting all local residents who ride in and through the municipality to complete an online BikeScope Survey, between 2 November and 7 December 2011.
By completing the BikeScope Survey, you will go in to the draw to have the chance to win some great prizes. First prize is a $500 voucher, jointly supplied by Bicycle Network Victoria and the City of Stonnington, to be redeemed at The Freedom Machine, Prahran. Second prize is $300 worth of bike gear, supplied by The Freedom Machine, Prahran.
The City of Stonnington will use the survey data to inform their planning and building of new, better bike infrastructure.
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Before and After Evaluation Survey
Running concurrently with the BikeScope Survey, the City of Stonnington are in the process of doing a Before and After Evaluation Survey. It was available online, between 3 November and 18 November 2011. A rider intercept survey also occurred.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Your answers will help the City of Stonnington to evaluate some bicycle infrastructure initiatives carried out to date on Chapel Street, namely the implementation of Head start boxes at intersections and green surface treatments on bike lanes.
The survey was designed with a view towards the planning and implementation of future initiatives.
10 March 2010. Research into the riding environment in Stonnington has identified Chapel Street as one of the stand-out improvements required to raise the level of rider satisfaction within the municipality. Specifically, riders are calling for immediate improvements to the delineation of bike lanes and the implementation of more effective separation from other vehicles on Chapel Street. The online ‘PinPoint’ locator tool was used to enable respondents to identify exactly where issues existed on this key north-south route.
The full BikeScope report is available here. The report, which went to council in early January, is also available via the City of Stonnington website.
Stonnington bike riders also want the sub-standard parts of the Gardiners Creek Trail and the Main Yarra Trail brought up to scratch, according to a major survey of riders in the area undertaken by Bicycle Network Victoria on behalf of Stonnington Council during 2009.
The Gardiners Creek trail was identified as the shared path in Stonnington most in need of improvement. Respondents identified path width and capacity as well as path surface conditions as the key concerns.
The survey sampled over 580 riders using Bicycle Network Victoria's BikeScope methodology and was undertaken in November last year. The system is increasingly used by municipalities to improve planning and provision of bike facilities.
Over 76% of respondents ride more than 50km per week and of this figure, 43% ride in excess of 100km.
81% of respondents reported riding 3 or more days a week which is higher than most other councils who have commissioned BikeScope surveys.
Chapel Street as a whole, Prahran Market, the Jam Factory and Glenferrie Road were identified as the locations that most need improved on-street parking.
The survey also measures rider satisfaction, which in Stonnington averages at 4 out of 10 – lower in every criteria compared to the several other metropolitan councils who have previously undertaken BikeScope surveys.
Results of the survey prompted Mayor, Cr Tim Smith, to promise a greater emphasis on cycling initiatives in Stonnington.
“Chapel Street was identified as a key route and destination in Stonnington which confirmed earlier studies. Respondents identified conflict with other road users as a key issue on this street and more than 43 percent said they wanted improvements to bike lanes. Council will begin to roll-out a program of bike lane marking at all minor intersections from mid-year.” He said.
Cr Smith added: “Riders said they wanted wider and better path conditions on the Gardiners Creek and Main Yarra Trail. Between Punt Road and Grange Road, the Main Yarra Trail will be upgraded as part of a major Yarra River biodiversity project which is due to start this year.”
Read the Council's full statement here.
22 December 2009 Congratulations to Tim from St Kilda who was the lucky winner of the $300 voucher prize from The Freedom Machine,. Prahran.
18 November 2009 There has been a good response to the survey to date. Clear patterns are starting to emerge in the data. For example, the map locator tool for Chapel Street has enabled riders to identify problems with bike lanes, headstart boxes, potholes, poor surface and inadequate bike parking. Make sure you make your views known. Complete the survey here.
16 November 2009 The results for the Chapel Street locator tool are will provide Stonnington Council with crucial data for improving this route for bike riders. If you are interested in using this consultation tool for one of your key routes (on-road or shared path), contact us on (03) 8376 8848
04 November Complete the Stonnington BikeScope Survey by clicking on the following link: Take the survey and go in to the draw to win a $300 gift voucher provided by the Freedom Machine bike store.
Bicycle Network Victoria and Stonnington City Council invite all cyclists who ride in and through the City of Stonnington to complete an on-line BikeScope Survey, between 4 November and 8 December 2009.
The results of this survey will provide Council with direct input on the cycling environment and the key priorities for development in Stonnington. This input will come from riders who are resident in Stonnington or surrounding areas.
The BikeScope Survey will clearly identify and prioritise what actions need to be taken to improve facilities and increase cycling in Stonnington.
Use this map if you need information about routes and boundaries.