How did we get these numbers?
We have electronic counters across the city that count people passing on bikes. The total number above represents the number of times we have counted a person passing on a bicycle. If someone passes two different counters, or the same counter again, they are naturally counted twice. We currently only have a small number of counters so there are many more trips not counted in the number above.
Counters coming soon:
North - Burma Road, Willowbank Road, Tawa Shared Path (near Kenepuru Station), Tawa Shared Path (near Takapu Road).
West - Glenmore Street, Salamanca Road
East - Mt Victoria Tunnel, Crawford Road
South - Tasman Street, Basin Reserve, Brooklyn Road
What’s the trend?
Month by month, the numbers from our new electronic counters will vary a bit – but what’s the trend overall?
Seasonally, it’s quite easy to spot a trend. Less people bike in the cold, winter months, but we always see a rise in trips by bike counted once the sun is back out.
Overall, the trend is up: the figures show the number of people commuting by bike in Wellington has more than doubled since we started our annual morning-peak cordon counts in 2000. Why not join them?
About our counters
Manual cordon counts have been happening throughout Wellington since 2000. Since late 2017, we’ve begun installing electronic counters around the city to more accurately and regularly record the number of people making trips by bike.
We collect data from the counters monthly that shows how many people on bikes have passed each point, and when. Some counters show us extra information like the direction of people’s travel and the number of pedestrians passing the same point. Take a look at where they’re located and the information we’re collecting at the points below: