Who's riding in Wellington?

february 2020

We counted

2 4 4 4 2 8

Wellingtonians on bikes in this month

Who's riding in Wellington?

february 2020

We counted

2 4 4 4 2 8

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

57720

Thorndon Quay

This counter is being maintained

Ara Tawa (North)

5335

Ara Tawa (South)

3371

Burma Road

8451

Willowbank Road

5042

West

Karori Tunnel

13277

Aro Street

5192

Glenmore Street

8142

Salamanca Road

5998

East

Airport Tunnel

12071

Evans Bay

This counter is being maintained

Oriental Bay

40058

Mt Victoria Tunnel

13395

Crawford Road

7972

Cobham Drive

15631

Seatoun Tunnel

This counter is being maintained

South

Wakefield Park

10656

Tasman Street

21958

Basin Reserve

6198

Brooklyn Road

3961

Willis Street

This counter is being maintained

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 February 2020 (XLS 307KB)

 

Download the full set of cycle count data for January 2020 (XLS 316KB)

 

See cycle count data from 2019

See cycle count data from 2018

 

 

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 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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