We are very pleased to offer councils the opportunity to register for the Australian Cycling Participation and Rider Perceptions Survey 2013.
The Survey will provide a snapshot of the level of cycling across your municipality. Participating councils can add a perceptions component to the survey. This component was first developed in 2012 in conjunction with the City of Port Phillip (Victoria) and allows authorities to monitor community perceptions towards cycling and identify prioritised areas for council intervention.
This is the second time the Survey is being undertaken at a national level and the third time local councils have an opportunity to use the survey tool to gather municipal level data. The survey will be run in 2014 for local councils and repeated on a national basis in 2015.
By participating in the survey in 2013 you will have an opportunity to compare your participation levels with national levels and metropolitan and non-metropolitan levels in your State or Territory.
Participating councils will be provided with information about:
proportion of residents that ride a bike in a typical week, month and year
cycling participation by gender
cycling participation by age
the purpose of bicycle riding (including a range of transport journeys)
the number of bicycle trips and time spent riding, and
the number of bicycles in households.
The data will allow councils to set benchmarks for cycling strategies, understand how residents use bicycles and identify opportunities for behaviour change and promotions.
For more information please contact
Executive Officer Australian Bicycle Council by February 28, 2013