Bicycle Network: Bike Futures Services
Benefits for Local Government
A growing number of local governments around Australia are using the Super Sunday counts to guide their bike riding investments and programs on the off-road network.
Why Super Sunday?
Super Sunday Count data is accurate, relevant, up-to-date and – for those councils who participate in Super Sunday for consecutive years – cumulative, making the Super Sunday data an important tool for councils, who are responsible for providing recreational facilities for their constituents.
Selecting the Count Sites
Bicycle Network in conjunction with particiapting Councils allocate count sites at important junction points or entry and exit points for each of the trails. We aim to have:
- Diversity Try to include a range of trails, from the established netowrk that are both popular and less popular with weekend users.
- Stability Selecting the same locations from year to year will give Councils accurate analysis and comparison, and will show any changes in user numbers and movements across the trails.
- Measurable Outcomes Areas and intersections where strategic plans are planned for the future. Doing a count at relevant locations before and after implementing new infrastructure will give a true and accurate measure of its investment
- Speculative Investigation Place counters trails that may be considered for future development. Data for a junction point and surrounding area where development is being considering can then be used by the Council to justify the cost of that development in future budgets.
- Consultation Seek the opinions and thoughts of each of the participating local government agencies.