People with a passion for bike riding and data can now view the full results from last year's Super Tuesday North Bike Count in the NT online.
The results have been published on the NT Government's Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics website.
Held annually in September, the Super Tuesday North Bike Count collects data on bike rider movements on behalf of councils and government bodies in Australia's northern states.
Since 2011, volunteers across the Territory have been counting bikes as part of a national program which also includes Super Tuesday South on Tuesday 6 March, this year.
In the NT, Super Tuesday is supported by the City of Darwin, Alice Springs Town Council and the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics.
The data collected on Super Tuesday provides valuable data for the ongoing development and maintenance of the Territory’s cycle path networks.
Last year on Tuesday 5 March, 2017 bike counts were undertaken at over 70 sites in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine and Alice Springs between 6:30am-8:30am.
At a glance, the 2017 count data shows:
- More than 4,000 bike trips were recorded across the NT over the two hour period
- There was a slight decrease in overall trips in 2017 compared to sites counted in 2016, but some sites showed significant increases.
- The Territory recorded the highest percentage of female riders at 30% (compared with a national average of 22%).
- At some sites the percentage of female cyclists was even higher including 49% in the Darwin CBD, 54% near Royal Darwin Hospital, 47% at Nightcliff and 51% at a site in Alice Springs.
Super Tuesday North 2018 will be held on Tuesday 4 September.