Bicycle Network: Measure & Understand
Bicycle Account: City of Melbourne
In 2007 the City of Melbourne released the inaugural Melbourne Bicycle Account – Cycling Census 2007, delivering on an identified action as part of their 2007-11 Bicycle Strategy.
2008 Bicycle Account
Melbourne City Council published a second Bicycle Account in 2008. Their comment 'A variety of economic, social and environmental factors are influencing peoples' transport choices, and cycling is proving an attractive option for an increasing amount of people.
Some key statistics from the 2008 Melbourne Bicycle Account include:
* 6,806 cyclists ride into the city between 7am – 10am, an increase of 43 per cent since 2007
* All on- and off-road cycling ‘arterials’ leading into the CBD have recorded growth in cyclist numbers since 2007
* A considerable number of cyclists would like to see improvements to CBD bike routes and other major arterials such as St Kilda Road'
They have decided to prepare the actual Bicycle Account every two years. Their website says: 'Previously published annually, next Melbourne Bicycle Account will be published in October 2010. The decision to publish the Account every two years will:
* Allow for a more comprehensive report with detailed analysis of cycling trends, participation data and crash information.
* Align with the Copenhagen Bicycle Account, which is being produced every two years, with the next one due to be published in 2010. This will provide the opportunity to benchmark Melbourne cycling trends against Copenhagen.
They have continued to collect traffic data, run BikeScope in 2009 and develop other sources of information in order to prepare the 2010 Account.
City of Melbourne Measuring Success and Identifying Rider Needs
Oct 07 The City of Melbourne has just released the inaugural Melbourne Bicycle Account – Cycling Census 2007, delivering on an identified action as part of their 2007-11 Bicycle Strategy.
Lord Mayor John So said "The Bicycle Account reports the progress of the City of Melbourne’s Bike Plan 2007-2011. It is a summary of cyclist behaviour, a snap-shot of infrastructure and safety standards and a cyclist opinion survey. With cycling growing and evolving at such a rate, Council has committed to an annual Melbourne Bicycle Account. This is the first of these annual publications."
Bicycle Network and riders also played a big part in providing the data and feedback to help build the Account through the BikeScope which over 1,800 people responded to.
This document will help the Council better understand the riding environment in the City of Melbourne and help support future intitiatives.
The 2007 City of Melbourne Report is available here