08 Feb 18 | By pp-admin | Infrastructure, Pedal Power, Uncategorized
Pedal Power CEO Ian Ross was featured in a recent front page Canberra Times article about Canberra’s first bike barometer which is providing valuable data on cycling in the ACT.
The barometer was installed in November last year next to the Sullivan’s Creek path in O ‘Connor, and will provide data on longer term usage trends that can be used to plan for future cycle facilities.
56,738 cyclists were counted between 23 November and 18 January, with 2023 people counted on the busiest day, Monday 15 January, when many Canberrans were returning to work after the holidays.
“The bike barometer is a great way of profiling cycling in capital,” said Ian.
“The results of the bike barometer show just how many people use the Sullivan’s Creek path, one of Canberra’s most popular off-road cycle routes. I’m sure a lot of people would be surprised to see how high the numbers are, even during the quiet holiday period.
“We know that the provision of off-road cycling is critical in encouraging more people to choose cycling as a transport option. Measuring the use of off-road paths is important for the ACT Government’s to achieve it’s target of seven per cent of all travel in the ACT to be by cycle by 2026.
“Pedal Power would like to see more barometers installed at key points around the city, such as Commonwealth Ave Bridge. ”