Cycling in Sydney Australia
I've also been going through ABS Census data to record cycling participation rates by council boundary (for mode of transport to work). Sadly, it shows a decline since 2011 in all councils except Sydney and Waverley.
An ABS media release has other details, with Sydney way ahead ofthe other capitals for public transport usage
The future is not evenly distributed.
Most likely a reflection on the cycling conditions. As traffic interaction go up, cycling goes down. In 2 surburbs traffic intereation has gone down, due to the development of bike paths.
Actions by the state government have also had impact
thanks this is really cool info.... i can see my own dot on the map...a bit sad as no one else seem to ride around here
Interesting. There is a dot on my house, and I recall ticking cycling to work.
Then I checked more than a dozen homes that are packed full of cycling fanatics, who ride at least daily, and no dots...
Was there an option to not have your data published/made available?
Bob I would have seen and maybe even spoken to you the other day when you were counting, definitely spoke to someone on corner of Balmain Road and Lilyfield Road. Good job.
they are reported by CCD (census collection districts) see http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/413876F3BAE9CC70CA25720A0...
It might be that the centroid of this district is right on your house (mine is down the street a bit), when participation is low it is therefore possible to see your dots, when it is higher it gets hidden by other data. It is possible you mates did not ride on that day or started their trip in another way
not sure about the tick box, the only one i recall" was can this be made public in 100 years"
Makes sense. I was thinking people might just quickly flick through the census and get back to the more important stuff like watching TV.
I'm always happy to see so many people cycling to/from work in my area (NSW 2138) so it just seemed to not align with the mapping - thanks for the explanation.
Some would say outrageously good looking and modest to boot. These people will be very hard to find though.
That gentleman lives in or very near Breakfast Point, bit of an inspiration. the lengths people go to to ride bicycles to and from work are extraordinary sometimes. Imagine if it was safe, the roads would be chock full of all kinds of people riding all kinds of bicycles for all kinds of reasons. Nirvana they will call it.