Who's riding in Wellington?

may 2020

We counted

1 5 1 2 3 5

Wellingtonians on bikes in this month

Who's riding in Wellington?

may 2020

We counted

1 5 1 2 3 5

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 - Railway Overbridge

8807

Hutt Road - Ngaio Gorge

13439

Thorndon Quay

12077

Ara Tawa (North)

5998

Ara Tawa (South)

3530

Burma Road

7346

Willowbank Road

3660

West

Karori Tunnel

7917

Aro Street

4134

Glenmore Street

4549

Salamanca Road

3261

East

Airport Tunnel

This counter is being maintained

Evans Bay

This counter is being maintained

Oriental Bay

27751

Mt Victoria Tunnel

6524

Crawford Road

6759

Cobham Drive

10704

Seatoun Tunnel

This counter is being maintained

South

Wakefield Park

2806

Tasman Street

10646

Basin Reserve

4341

Brooklyn Road

3227

Willis Street

1694

How did we get these numbers? 

 

We have installed 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 twice by the same counter. We currently only have a small number of counters so there are many more trips that are not counted. 

 

A more detailed breakdown of the numbers can now be found on the main cycle data pages on the Council’s Transport Projects website. We have made this change to make it easier for everyone to find the data in one place. You’ll also find the full set of data back to May 2018 when the first counters were installed.

 

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?

people on bikes at peak time 2020

About our counters

Manual cordon counts have been happening throughout Wellington since 2000. Since early 2018, 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. To see where the counters are located, go to the Transport Projects website.