The use of cycleways

25 May 2011

The most recent bike count shows a 60 per cent average increase in the AM period and an average 48 per cent increase during the PM period over the past year.

These figures confirm that most riders use the cycleways network to commute to and from work, avoiding rush hour traffic congestion.

Bike count figures at key intersections include:

  • King Street /Kent Street intersection where bike rider numbers have more than doubled from 228 in March 2010 to 771 in March 2011 in the PM period, or a 238 per cent increase
  • College Street/Oxford Street intersection, where bike rider numbers have risen from 278 to 862 in the PM period, or a 210 per cent increase
  • Bourke Road/Gardeners Road (Alexandria), where bike rider numbers have risen from 51 to 178 in the AM period, or a 249 per cent increase
  • Bourke Street/Phelps Street (Surry Hills), where bike rider numbers have risen from 99 to 262 in the PM period, or a 165 per cent increase
  • The Sydney cycleways network is being built in stages, and these stages need to be linked. Ten kilometres of separated cycleways have been built in inner Sydney so far - and no traffic lanes have been lost in their construction.
  • The City works closely with relevant authorities including the RTA, the local community and cycling groups in the design and planning of each route.

Last updated: Friday, 10 January 2014