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2012 Profile of Western Australian Cyclists

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The Department of Transport’s Bikewest team recently conducted a survey of the Western Australian community to establish their take on cycling in the state.  They have released the results in the form of a infographic.  The survey results appear reflect the views of more active cyclists with over 50% of respondents riding 15 or more times in a month.

The Department of Transport’s survey has picked up some interesting results worth highlighting in my view:

  • Over 50% of respondents ride 15 times or more in a month so we can assume that the majority of respondents are active cyclists;
  • The big reasons for riding are commuting, heath and fitness and recreation;
  • 35% of respondents have commutes longer than 15 km each way;
  • 64% of cyclists have safety concerns;
  • 83% of respondents would wear a helmet even if not required to by law;
  • 97% of respondents had a drivers licence.

 

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2 Responses to 2012 Profile of Western Australian Cyclists

  1. Shane December 22, 2012 at 11:05 AM #

    No surprises about safety concerns and lack of psp. I hope the government take the survey results seriously and start to budget for infrastructure that will benefit all users of our roads/paths, cyclists, motorists and pedestrian’s alike. Perth would be great the standards were raised to the minimum standards of some other states and countries.

    • Andrew Priest December 22, 2012 at 12:57 PM #

      Thanks for your sharing your thoughts Shane. Agree 100% on the need for improved infrastructure. The northern PSP needs some serious attention for sure.

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