Who's riding in Wellington?

january 2019

We counted

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Wellingtonians on bikes in this month

Who's riding in Wellington?

january 2019

We counted

1 2 3 0 8 3

Wellingtonians on bikes in this month

Bike counter data for the month

The panels below show the numbers of people on bikes counted at each point in the past month.

North

Hutt Road

18812

Thorndon Quay

24242

Ara Tawa (North)

5195

Ara Tawa (South)

3282

West

Karori Tunnel

9987

Aro Street

4870

East

Airport Tunnel

10053

Evans Bay

8854

Oriental Bay

33802

Seatoun Tunnel

3986

South

How did we get these numbers? 

 

We have begun installing electronic bike counters at various points around the city. The monthly total above represents the number of times we have counted people on bikes. Depending on where you are going you may be counted by more than one counter or counted by the same counter again. However we currently only have a small number of counters so there are many more trips that are not counted. 

 

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)

Download the full set of cycle count data for December 2018 (XLS 579KB)

Download the full set of cycle count data for January 2019 (XLS 169KB)

 


More counters coming soon
:

North - Burma Road, Willowbank Road
West - Glenmore Street, Salamanca Road
East - Mt Victoria Tunnel, Crawford Road, Cobham Drive, Seatoun Tunnel, Oriental Parade (bike path and road)
South - Wakefield Park, Tasman Street, Basin Reserve, Brooklyn Road, Willis Street 

 

What’s the trend?
 

Month by month, the numbers from our electronic counters will vary a bit – but what’s the trend overall?

Seasonally, it’s quite easy to spot a trend. Fewer people cycle in the cold winter months but we always see a rise in the numbers of bike trips in spring and summer.

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 been installing electronic eco-counters around the city to more accurately record the numbers of people making trips by bike.

We collect data from the counters each month and this shows how many people on bikes have passed each point, and when. Some counters record more information such as the direction of travel and the number of people on foot passing the same point. Take a look at where the counters are located and the information we’re collecting at the points on the map below:

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