Monitoring cycling trends
Council collects data on bicycling activity within the City, to plan for better experiences and inform priority projects.
National Cycling Participation Survey
Along with a number of other local councils, we're taking part in the 2019 National Cycling Participation phone survey. This citywide phone survey provides Council with information on;
- feelings of comfort while riding in Lake Macquarie;
- change in cycling conditions over the past 12 months;
- barriers to riding for different purposes (commuting, education, shopping, recreation and access to public transport); and
- priorities for Council to consider in improving cycling conditions.
Survey results are freely available at data.gov.au.
Super Tuesday and Super Sunday
Australia's biggest volunteer visual bike count takes place from 7am to 9am on the first Tuesday in March when volunteers count cyclists at particular locations. The survey is organised by Bicycle Network and provides reliable, annual figures on bicycle commuters and their movements during morning peak-hours, how many riders there are and which routes they use.
Survey results are freely available at data.gov.au
Council also draws upon the Australian Bureau of Statistics five yearly Census Journey To Work data, the NSW Household Travel Survey, and is investigating new smart technologies to provide real-time information.
Page last updated: 01 May 2019