Bicycle Network: Ride2Work Program
Results and Reports
When registering for Ride2Work we ask about your commuting habits and this information, although kept completely confidential, is collated to form reports. These assist us when communicating with key decision makers for better facilities and infrastructure for bike riders.
In addition to the data every person supplies when registering, we also conduct a 'Follow-up survey' five months after National Ride2Work Day. This survey provides a greater insight into people's commuting habits, as well as provides us with a way of measuring how effective the program is at bringing around a change in people's habitual commuting behaviour.
Ride2Work results surge
15 May 2013. Follow up surveys on Ride2Work Day participants from last year demonstrate that more people are trying out bike commuting, and more of them are ramping up the frequency of their ride to work.
47% of first-time commuters on National Ride2Work Day 2012, when surveyed 5 months later responded they rode to work during the survey week (up from 38% last year). That's over 2,700 new people now commuting.
82% of new commuters who were not riding one year ago responded they were now riding to work at least once a week (up from 63% last year). 65% actually ride twice a week or more - firmly indicating Ride2Work is effective at motivating people to make it a habitual behaviour.
57% of all respondents indicated that National Ride2Work day 2012 had a positive impact on their riding.
The most valued aspect of National Ride2Work Day 2012 was being a part of a big event that promotes cycling, followed by the publicity it generates about riding to work and seeing lots of people riding to work together.
The most common motivations for riding to work were physical activity/health and fun!
The three most often cited health benefits of riding to work were to maintain/reduce body weight, to reduce stress and to provide greater cardiovascular capacity for tasks during the day.
The two most common barriers for not riding to work more often were the weather or having personal or family commitments either before or after work.
Digging a little deeper:
- Of those not even considering riding to work, 51.3% were riding to work once a week or more
- Of those who were contemplating riding to work, 59.2% were riding to work once a week or more
- Of those who had ridden to work once or twice, 37.5% were now riding to work once a week or more
- Those who rode to work once a twice a month now had 58.% riding once a week or more
- Those only riding once or twice a week - now 42% were riding more often than that.
This means over 10,500 people now riding more often.
No matter what people's riding habits are - we are a strong influence in more people riding to work more often.