- Created by
- J Parker
- data.australia.gov.au datasets used
- Other datasets used
- Google Earth and Maps data as supplied by Google; Numerous KML files as linked to on the entry web page; Report analysing recreational and commuter cycling in NSW; NSW Premier's Council for Active Living
To promote cycling as a mode of transport you need good cycling infrastructure. To build that infrastructure, we need to know where people cycle and how many, so it can be constructed appropriately and effectively.
Cyclist trip counts acquired by electronic counters around Sydney have been hiding in an old and dusty Excel file. They have now been transformed, so they can be placed in their proper context, on a web based map where they belong. This data can be used to ascertain the need for new infrastructure or how any new infrastructure has increased the number of cyclists on particular routes. This assumes you also have the routes mapped and they are free for reuse.
The prime purpose here is to encourage Government departments around Australia to make cyclist routes available, as geo served maps, that are licensed for reuse. Likewise there are hundreds of cyclist count sites in Melbourne and Sydney that could be made available for reuse.