Who's riding in Wellington?

november 2018

We counted

1 0 1 2 2 4

Wellingtonians on bikes in this month

Who's riding in Wellington?

november 2018

We counted

1 0 1 2 2 4

Wellingtonians on bikes in this month

Counter data for the month

We have bike counters around the city, below shows the number of people on bikes counted at each point over the past month

North

Hutt Road

17642

Thorndon Quay

24312

Ara Tawa (North)

3344

Ara Tawa (South)

1982

West

Karori Tunnel

10431

Aro Street

4396

East

Airport Tunnel

9548

Evans Bay

6410

Oriental Bay

23159

South

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. 

 

Download the full set of cycle count data for May 2018 (XLS 388KB)

Download the full set of cycle count data for June 2018 (XLS 122KB)

Download the full set of cycle count data for July 2018 (XLS 134KB)

Download the full set of cycle count data for August 2018 (XLS 136KB)

Download the full set of cycle count data for September 2018  (XLS 127KB)

Download the full set of cycle count data for October 2018 (XLS 152KB)

Download the full set of cycle count data for November 2018 (XLS 149KB)


Counters coming soon
:

North - Burma Road, Willowbank Road
West - Glenmore Street, Salamanca Road
East - Mt Victoria Tunnel, Crawford Road
South - Wakefield Park, 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?

yearly cycle journeys graph

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:

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