Bicycle Network: Measure & Understand
Trips to public transport
The swipe cards used by riders to access the Parkiteer cages allows the origin/destinatin to be mapped.
Parkiteers tell a story
3 August 2009 The Parkiteer program has revealed many interesting rider behaviours and characteristics.
The map below is of the Brighton Beach Station. Click on it to see a larger version
Orange dots represent people who were already riding to the station.
Green dots represent those who were previously driving to the station.
The majority of the Parkiteer registrants are consistently riding from one to 3.5km away.
There are very few, if any, registrants within 0 to one kilometre from the station and numbers drop off beyond 3.5km.
Over half of the registrants stated they were previously driving to and parking at the station. The cage has demonstrated that secure bike parking was all that was needed to release the latent demand of people wanting to ride to the station.
An average week day (during winter) sees 15 bikes parked in the cage. This effectively demonstrates a higher yield of land use as this space, previously three car parking spots, has been converted into a minimum 15 parking spots. So the cage is not only getting more people active but also relieving parking congestion at the station. A win-win situation for everyone concerned.
Brighton Beach has a number of attractions to users. It is within Zone One and therefore a cheaper ticket price.
The service is often better compared to the Frankston line. Note some riders live much closer to the Frankston line yet are opting to ride furhter to the Brighton Beach Station.