Super Sunday set for this sunny weekend

Volunteers will be out in force on trails and paths this weekend to record the number of people riding and walking for Bicycle Network's Super Sunday count.

There will be more than 178 count sites in 21 councils spread across the country, including in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. 

If you're out on your bike enjoying a ride in the sun, keep an eye out for counters in blue Super Sunday shirts and give them a wave.

Click here to see a map with all count locations

The data gathered about how many people are riding and where helps councils and planners understand how off-road trails and paths are used, what improvements can be made and what can be learnt for future developments.

Counts conducted earlier this year showed an increase in bike rider numbers, with people taking to two wheels to get relief from coronavirus lockdowns. A keen eye will be kept on Melbourne's Super Sunday numbers, with the count to be conducted on the final day of coronavirus-incurred 25km travel restrictions.

As well as riders and walkers, electric scooters, dogs and swooping magpies will also be added to Super Sunday tally sheets.

Volunteers will be given $140 to put towards their Bicycle Network membership or donate to a charity or community group of their choice. Volunteer packs will include a blue Super Sunday t-shirt, count sheets and instructions.

Volunteer counters will adhere to any coronavirus restrictions in place on 8 November in their local area, including wearing masks in Victoria.

More information about the count can be found here. Super Sunday is a sister of Bicycle Network’s Super Tuesday commuter bike rider count.

This article was made possible by the support of Bicycle Network's members who enable us to make bike riding better in Australia.

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