Bicycle Network: Bike Futures Services
City of Port Phillip BikeScope
The City of Port Phillip intends to use the responses to this survey to help support and inform future decisions on where to focus cycling programmes and projects within the municipality.
29 September 2010. The findings from the City of Port Phillip BikeScope survey indicate that the majority of riders fall either into the High Intensity Recreation or High Intensity Transport categories. The table below indicates this as 339 respondents indicating ‘most of my riding’ as High Intensity Recreation and 442 respondents indicating ‘most of my riding’ as High Intensity Transport.
|Options||Most of My Riding||Some of My Riding||My Riding Occassionally||I don't do this riding at all||Response Count||Average Rating|
|High Intensity Recreation||339||284||161||278||1062||2.73|
|Low Intensity Recreation||158||313||327||147||945||2.49|
|High Intensity Transport||442||264||126||201||1033||2.36|
|Low Intensity Transport||133||240||235||271||879||2.08|
However, the Low Intensity Recreation category recorded a significant number of responses with a total of 945 responses. These findings indicate that the City of Port Phillip is seen as a serious High Intensity training/transport area as well as a family/casual riding destination.
The average rating number represents the number of responses closest to the category respondents identified as ‘Most of my riding,’ ie the higher rating, the closer the ‘Most of my riding’ category. To assist in analysis of comparisons, the percentages in the table below when all added up, do not equal 100%. They have been calculated, by dividing the total response count for each category by the number in the ‘Most of my riding’ column.
|Options (Most of My Riding Only)||Port Phillip||Inner Council 1||Inner Council 2|
|A High Intensity Recreation||32%||23%||16%|
|B Low Intensity Recreation||17%||11%||11%|
|C High Intensity Transport||43%||57%||53%|
|D Low Intensity Transport||15%||13%||14%|
The table above shows comparisons of findings across Local Government Areas (LGAs) High Intensity Transport is among the most popular form of riding across three LGAs. High Intensity Recreation across these LGAs was another significant form of riding, being the most popular behind High Intensity Transport. Additionally, the findings highlights that there are clear opportunities to develop the network in the Low Intensity Recreation and Transport categories across the three LGAs.
Other findings found that;
- Respondents when asked the question, ‘Do you think bike riding in the City of Port Phillip has improved over the last 5 years? Gave an average rating of just over 7 out of 10.
- Another area of riding in Port Phillip that scored a high rating category was the ‘How would you rate Port Phillip from a cyclist’s point of view?’ which received an average rating of 6.7, with 217 respondents rating Port Phillip 7 out of 10.
- However, when asked the question ‘Do you feel the City of Port Phillip is allocating enough money to improve cycling infrastructure?’ Respondents gave an average rating of 4.93 (the lowest of their ratings).
|Options||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||Response Count||Average Rating Port Phillip||Inner Council Average Rating||Outer Council Average Ratong|
|How would you rate rate your municipality from a cyclist's point of view||15||6||26||41||95||105||217||194||60||30||789||6.70||4.57||5.43|
|Do you thhink riding in the City of Port Phillip has improved over the last 5 years||12||12||20||17||96||71||173||201||119||68||789||7.15||4.97||5.76|
|Do you feel the City of Port Phillip is allocating enough money to imprive cycling infrastructure||70||74||89||88||157||88||106||71||32||14||789||4.93||2.80||3.82|
23 September. Congratulations to Natarsha from Port Melbourne who was the lucky winner of the Dyno Hub Kit valued at apprx. $800 donated by St Kilda Cycyles.
22 June. Bicycle Network Victoria and the City of Port Phillip invite all cyclists who ride in and through the municipality to complete an on-line BikeScope Survey, between 8 July and 15 August 2010.
Compete the survey and go in to the draw to win a great prize valued at $800 provided by St Kilda Cycles. The prize includes; a Schmidt Dynohub 26-28" non-disc (Allows riders to run their bike light without any batteries), and includes the following:
- Busch + Muller IQ Fly Light
- Spoke x 32
- Wheel Build Labor
The results of this survey will provide direct input on the cycling environment and the key priorities for development in the municipality.
The BikeScope Survey will clearly identify and prioritise what actions need to be taken to improve facilities and increase cycling in Port Phillip.