Statistics and monitoring

To gain an understanding of cycling patterns, the Department of Transport needs to monitor the usage of existing and new cycling infrastructure.

  Monitoring Perth's Bicycle Network (PBN)

Perth's cycle network is monitored using 45 permanent bicycle counters located primarily on Principal and Recreational Shared Paths (PSP/RSP) in the Perth metropolitan area. These counters provide an accurate, continuous count of bicycle riders at each of the counter locations.

The counters collect bicycle count data 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The locations of the counters are listed below:

  • Aberdeen Street Access Path.
  • Airport Drive PSP.
  • Banks Reserve RSP.
  • Canning Bridge - Curtin University Cycle Link (owned and operated by City of South Perth).
  • Canning Highway RSP.
  • Curtin Avenue RSP (owned and operated by City of Fremantle).
  • Fremantle Roundhouse RSP.
  • Graham Farmer Freeway PSP.
  • Graham Farmer Freeway RSP.
  • Guildford RSP.
  • Hollis Park RSP.
  • Kwinana Freeway PSP (Mt. Henry Bridge).
  • Kwinana Freeway PSP (Narrows East).
  • Kwinana Freeway PSP (Narrows West).
  • Kwinana Freeway PSP (Paganoni Road).
  • Leach Highway PSP (Fisher Street).
  • Mitchell Freeway PSP (Fitzgerald Street).
  • Mitchell Freeway PSP (Karrinyup Road).
  • Mitchell Freeway PSP (Oxford Street).
  • Mitchell Freeway PSP (Hodges Drive).
  • Mitchell Freeway PSP (Shenton Drive).
  • Mount Street RSP.
  • Mounts Bay Road RSP.
  • Murray Street Access Path.
  • Perth-Fremantle Railway Line PSP (Grant Street).
  • Perth-Fremantle Railway Line PSP (Thomas Street).
  • Perth-Midland Railway Line PSP (Beaufort Street).
  • Perth-Midland Railway Line PSP (Guildford Road).
  • Perth-Midland Railway Line PSP (Tonkin Highway).
  • Queen Victoria Street PSP.
  • Reid Highway PSP.
  • Riverside Drive RSP (Barrack Street).
  • Riverside Drive RSP (Causeway).
  • Riverside Drive RSP (West abutment of Causeway Bridge).
  • Roe Highway PSP.
  • South Beach RSP (owned and operated by City of Fremantle).
  • South Perth Esplanade RSP (owned and operated by City of South Perth).
  • Stirling Highway RSP.
  • Tompkins Park RSP.
  • Tonkin Highway PSP (Airport Drive).
  • Tonkin Highway (Whiteside Street).
  • West Coast Drive PSP.

The counters have been brought online progressively since July 2008.

The Department has completed a bicycle network counting and monitoring strategy which recommends prospective sites for the installation of bicycle counters, both on existing and proposed on-road and off-road paths. The installation of counters will continue in the coming years.

Other data collection methods are being considered at select sites to provide more detailed information about the demographics and behaviour of those that are or aren't using cycling infrastructure.

  Traffic count data

The data collected from the fixed counters is downloaded, analysed and then uploaded to the web annually.

While the counters provide an accurate picture of cycling at the counter sites there are numerous cycling routes which are not captured in the current counter network including local government cycling routes (both on-road and on shared paths). For this reason, the statistics should be considered as indicative rather than definitive indicators of cycling trends in the Perth metropolitan area.

AT_CYC_P_Cycle_count_data_2017.pdf icon Bicycle traffic: Count information 2017 Kb
AT_CYC_P_Count_Data_2015_16.pdf icon Bicycle traffic: Count information 2015/16 Kb
AT_CYC_P_Count_Data_2014_15.pdf icon Bicycle traffic: Count information 2014/15 Kb

 

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