Bicycle Network: Bike Futures Services
Cycling Participation Survey
The Cycling Participation Survey gives as a Participation Index for cycling.
Members and Friends, be counted!
16 March 2012. In addition to the below survey, Bicycle Network is surveying its members and supporters (via emailed survey link) about their riding habits using the same survey design and questions. This will allow a comparison of riding participation between the more committed and the general community.
We plan to ask the same questions in future years. This will give us a - Participation Index that will measure the increase (or decrease) in riding over time.
Combined with other data gathering efforts, the surveys will allow us to measure our progress in getting more people cycling more often.
Local Government Cycling Participation Survey
01 February 2012. The Australian Local Government Cycling Participation Survey 2012 will provide robust quantitative data about cycling in your municipality.
This is an Australian Bicycle Council initiative, implemented with support from CDM Research and Bicycle Network.
Participating councils will be provided with information about:
- % of residents that ride a bike in a typical week, month and year
- Bicycle riding participation by gender
- Bicycle riding participation by age
- The purpose of bicycle riding
- The number of bicycle trips and time spent riding, and
- The number of bicycles in households
The interview field work will be conducted by a specialist market research consultancy. The survey fee (please enquire) provides for 100 interview hours, allowing for around 400 households to be interviewed.
The data will allow councils to set benchmarks for bicycle strategies, understand how residents use bicycle and identify opportunities for behaviour change and promotions.
The National Cycling Participation Survey, conducted in March 2011, provides comparative data on a national and state/territory level. The survey results provide the baseline data for the National Cycling Strategy which aims to double the number of Australians who cycle by 2016. When the national survey was conducted in 2011 a number of councils participated. Councils will be invited to participate again in 2013 and 2015.
Download a project flier (512KB PDF).
Your council is invited to participate. For more information please contact Elaena Gardner Executive Officer of the Australian Bicycle Council by February 29, 2012.