BikesCount report for Tuesday 29 October, 2013

 

BikesCount report for Tuesday 29th October 2013

22 spotters counted cyclists for 2 hours from 7am till 9am. Weather: cloudy but dry morning, although the forecast was for thunderstorms in the afternoon. Total cyclists 1810 , of whom 19.4% were female. We counted parent-child pairs, as they are an indication of cycleway safety. 17 pairs were recorded, down from 27 last October.

Location Tues Oct 2013 Tues Oct 2012 Tues Mar12 Tues Oct 11 rain TueMar2011  
Route 6            
Honeysuckle Dve, west 122 (late*) 165 202 152 195
Route 6, Hannel St 127 138 90 109
Route 6, TAFE 128 113 110 81 110
Route 6,Waratah Stn 72 79 65 39 68
Route 6, Maud St 57 57 57 39 47
Moore St near Regal 47 17 47
East west            
Jesmond Park/JHH 71 66 50
Howe St-Croudace Rd
Turton Rd/ Sports centre 104 103 111
Showground, Markets.
Beaumont St/ Donald St 105 XXX 115 79 105
King St /Markettown 91 85 89 61
Civic Park corner 95 92 109 57 96
Coastal Cycleway            
Fernleigh /Kalaroo Rd 115 144 94
Fernleigh Track/Dibbs St 185 205 175 125 159
Glebe Rd/ Teralba Rd 117 119 112 92 108
Dumeresq / Gordon Ave 92 86 81
Parkway / Union St 96 104 59 95
Stockton Wharf 33 21
Mackie Ave/St James Rd 95 103 97 78 93
Dixon Park/ bathers way 23
Bathers Way/BarBch 29
North South / Kotara 42 XXX 36 27 50
Glebe Rd/ Gordon Ave 44 49 50 40
Industrial Dve/Tourle St 42 23 26
Industrial Dve, William St
Queens wharf 165
Booragul/ 5 Islands 28
Wheeler Pl / Merwether st 119
Bank Corner 98
Bar Beach- Bathers Way 29
Wallsend-Glendale-nth 9
Glendale (sth end) 14 (1 hour)
Morissett. Acacia 15

*Counted on 5th November

Comparing like with like, the 12 sites that were counted in October 2012 and 13 showed a decrease from 1332 to 1253, a decline of 6%.

For the first time we counted in 3 time slots, 7 till 7:30 / 7:30 to 8:30 and 8:30 till 9am. Across all sites together, the proportion of cyclists seen during these times were 23.6%, 53.1% and 23.3%. The locations that varied from this pattern were the CBD locations with 10-15% in the first half hour, and the Fernleigh Track spots with 35-40% of the cyclists seen in the first half hour.

Of note is the count at Glendale for the first time, a 1 hour count from 7:30 to 8:30. Fourteen cyclists were seen, of whom 10 used the Glendale-Wallsend track. In the same hour 87 people travelled the Fernleigh track. Glendale –Wallsend is not highly used, and many people do not know it is there. Last October we counted the north end and saw 9 cyclists in 2 hours.

We counted two locations on Hunter St, in view of the proposed cycle lanes. At Wheeler Place 71 people made some of their journey on Hunter St, and at Bank Corner 67.

 Posted by at 7:04 pm