Bicycle Network: Bike Futures Services
Information for Local Government
A growing number of local governments around Australia are using the Super Tuesday counts to guide their bike riding investments and programs.
Selecting your Count Sites
We recommend that Councils consider the following factors as they select locations for the Super Tuesday bike commuter count in their area:
- Diversity Try to include a range of routes, from established bike routes that are popular with commuters to less popular, major arterial routes.
- Stability Selecting the same locations as count sites from year to year will give Councils accurate analysis and comparison, and will show any changes in rider numbers and movement through a municipality, both overall and at specific sites and routes.
- Measurable Outcomes Areas and intersections where strategic plans are planned for the future. Doing a count at relevant locations before and after implementing new infrastructure will give a true and accurate measure of its investment
- Speculative Investigation Place counters on routes or intersections that may be considered for future development. Data for an intersection and surrounding area where development is being considering can then be used by the Council to justify the cost of that development in future budgets.
- Consultation Ask your local Bicycle User Group for their opinions and thoughts about where are good locations to place counters