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What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett 3 hours ago. 29 Replies

The recently released National Cycling Participation Results show a 20% drop in cycling in SA since 2011.Now I've never found cycling in Adelaide to be well blessed. While I can see it is difficult…Continue

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Sorry guys, Perth is sending something over to you

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry heney Oct 28, 2012. 6 Replies

Yep - the first stinker of a day for quite some time today. Hot, dry , still. I was truly buggered by the time I got home. I imagine I was not the only one.Just thought I'd mention it. nyuk nyuk…Continue

 

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Brett replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"Gawler wheelers take over and rise of the Ape pro team happened lol."
3 hours ago
Mark S replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"Cadel Evans maybe? It's a pity the survey wasn't conducted pre-2011 .."
13 hours ago
Peter B replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"No, it's not the same households surveyed each time."
21 hours ago
Peter B replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"It depends what you're trying to measure. If you want the Australian average, then it's hard to ignore the NSW numbers. But if you want to look at what's happening in SA, then it makes sense to only include states with a comparable…"
yesterday
Carlos Kramer replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"Maybe the NSW numbers shouldn't be ignored. The ridiculous fines introduced in 2016 are bound to discourage cycling. Who knows? The decline may well be worse than that suggested by the survey - errors can cut both ways."
Thursday
Peter B replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"Actually looking at the report more closely, it should actually say there was a drop between 2011 and 2013, and cycling rates have held steady since 2013. The state-by-state figures are shown below. Note the comment at the bottom: NSW numbers used a…"
Wednesday
Clive Palfrey replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"Without reading the newspaper article regarding the survey my first thought was the TDU. I have no statistics to back my preposition but I think we saw a massive rise and interest in cycling in Adelaide over the early years of the TDU. As with any…"
Wednesday
Peter B replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"I think you've misunderstood me. The AdelaideNow survey (which Roady refers to) was online and shouldn't be trusted. But the "National Cycling Participation Survey" was done much more rigorously:…"
Wednesday
David Bowler replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"Especially Adelaidenow online surveys which has skewed readership. Also I am not sure if Adelaidenow was behind paywall in 2011, so that could be a significant impact on the demographic"
Wednesday
BJ replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"Glen's comment that the survey is sensitive to the number of children cycling can explain the results.  Schools and Councils continue to do nothing about the mess of school drop-off zones and lowering speed limits in residential…"
Wednesday
Norm replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"No just looking for a sensational headline to get the reader in :-)"
Monday
Peter B replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"Bear in mind this article refers to an online survey (which are inherently unreliable) with 258 respondents. The top frustrations in the online survery were drivers' attitudes (38%), infrastructure (26%) and lack of road safety (15%). What I…"
Sunday
Roady replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
Sunday
heather replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"It would make sense for authorities to fully support and encourage bicycle transport now. Cycling can reduce road congestion, infrastructure costs and public health spending."
Sunday
Glen Turner replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"I think it's possible David. You'll remember in the first Gulf War that high petrol prices drove peaks in public and active transport. The all-in cost of car use isn't that great at the moment. From a public policy point of view you…"
Sunday
Glen Turner replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"Downloaded the survey results and analysis. It's a telephone survey using recall of the past week, month and year for all members of the household. 530 households giving 1101 individuals. That sample was then weighed by the Census proportions…"
Sunday

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At 18:56 on November 13, 2012, heather said…

Hi Colin,
Thanks for the transport link which I will include in the next BUG News.
An invite to join Adelaide BUG (Bicycle User Group) and receive the newsletter. Info at http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/adelaidebug
Cheers, Heather

At 18:30 on September 7, 2012, Gawler Wheeler said…

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