The Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia (RAC) has released a summary of its 2011 cycling survey. Â Apparently 2, 800 respondents completed the survey and headline conclusion from the RAC is that Â “91 per cent of respondents highlighted their fear of sharing the road as one of the major barriers to cycling in Western Australia.” Not a surprising result really.
Other findings from the survey include:
- 57% of respondents rate Perth’s cycle network as average or below;
- 31% of respondents say the social acceptability/status of cycling is a barrier to them cycling
- 35% of respondents believe the government should build more cycle lanes on roads
- 27% of respondents would like to see more bike/shared paths built
The press release also suggests thatÂ 90 per cent of respondents stating that they ride daily or weekly.
A more detailed analysis and breakdown of the survey results would be in helpful in my view. Â There is a big difference between those that ride daily versus those that ride weekly. Â It would be helpful to get a handle on what is the driving the findings: experienced riders or non-experienced riders for example. Â Also there appears to be a disconnect between the headline result and the number claiming to ride daily or weekly.