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City of Fremantle 2012 Super Tuesday Bicycle Count

City of Fremantle Super Tuesday Bike Count

The CIty of Fremantle has released its 2012 Super Tuesday Bike Commuter Survey report. The Super Tuesday bicycle count was undertaken in the morning of Tuesday March 6, 2012 between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM at 19 sites. The City of Fremantle recorded an average of 38.75 riders per 30 minutes at the busiest site, Canning Hwy towards East St, Queen Victoria St and Queen Victoria St bridge which ranked 26th overall nationally.

The key findings from the Super Tuesday bicycle count in the City of Fremantle are:

Site 5059: Canning Hwy towards East St, Queen Victoria St and Queen Victoria St Bridge

Site 5059: Canning Hwy towards East St, Queen Victoria St and Queen Victoria
St Bridge

  • Site 5059: Canning Highway towards East St, Queen Victoria St and Queen Victoria St Bridge, was the busiest commuter route in the Fremantle municipality, with a total of 155 riders.
  • Fremantle recorded an average of 38.75 riders per 30 minutes at the busiest site which ranked 26th overall nationally
  • Queen Victoria Bridge has been identified as the main access point for riders from the north.
  • South Terrace has been identified as a key north/south route for riders
  • Beach St with associated off road path is popular with riders travelling south towards Fremantle.

The report highlights the importance of the Old Fremantle Traffic Bridge as the northern access point for the City of Fremantle and South Terrace as the southern access point. Both access points are lacking in terms of cycling infrastructure even though the City of Fremantle has made some progress with South Terrarce issues with Old Fremantle Traffic Bridge, Tydeman Road and the Fremantle to Perth Principal Shared Path remain.

The City of Fremantle was awarded a Perth Bicycle Network Grant in the 2011-2012 financial year to complete some work on the Fremantle – Perth PSP in North Fremantle (Pearse Street to Congdon Street) which is still in progress. Whilst this will help it will not address the issues of Tydeman Road the Old Fremantle Traffic Bridge.

Hopefully this report provides further evidence to the Minister of Transport that we need action on addressing these deficiencies in the cycling network.

For those interested, the full report can be download from my Dropbox.

10 Responses to City of Fremantle 2012 Super Tuesday Bicycle Count

  1. Christopher October 7, 2012 at 12:27 PM #

    I was in Perth in March this year for 10 days, staying in Duncraig. My ride to Freo was good, right until the last bit where I got completely lost and had to backtrack a few times, before eventually finding the bridge to get over the river.

    I got lost somewhere near where the busy road goes up and around over a small hill. Not willing to brave the traffic I thought I’d be smart and go the other way (despite never having been there at all, and despite studying the map). Cue an interesting 40mins of cycling around the suburbs…

    • Aushiker October 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM #

      I hope you enjoyed your visit to Perth including your unexpected Ticky Tour of the suburbs.

  2. longinthetooth October 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM #

    Pity you aren’t an active member of the fremantle Bicycle User Group (BUG). That way you might be able to infuence where and the priority of the City’s bike spending and future budgeting.

    • Aushiker October 10, 2012 at 11:05 AM #

      I would be interested in getting involved with the Fremantle BUG. Do you have contact details by any chance?

      • thewaves October 16, 2012 at 8:59 PM #

        I would also be interested in this BUG group – please post the details

        • Aushiker October 18, 2012 at 7:27 AM #

          Great to hear. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get any more details other than a comment made by freoishome in response to a post made at Freo’s Views. Might be worth following up with commentator.

  3. Rob Delves October 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM #

    Hi there
    Thanks for the interest in the Fremantle Bicycle Users Group (BUG). Our email contact address is fremantle.bug@gmail.com . I would be happy to reply to any questions and/or
    send information about the BUG’s aims. activities,etc…
    Rob Delves, Convenor

    • Aushiker October 26, 2012 at 8:33 PM #

      Thanks Rob. I have applied to join the Google Group. Is that still operating? Will drop you an email as well.

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