Riding Increase in Fremantle

Gavin Giles
City of Fremantle

Adding to the reports in the media, there has been a massive surge in cycling around Fremantle during COVID-19 restrictions. MetroCount's bike monitoring device at Leighton beach saw 230 average daily riders between June 2019 and February 2020 increase to a daily average of 740 between April and May this year! The South Beach counter showed similar trends. The spikes show the big increase in weekend riders. We are working on ideas on how to keep this trend going with commutes as people go back to work and school and the positive health and well-being aspects of recreational and other cycling trips. Graphics courtesy of Metrocount. More info here.

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James (Your Move)

Those are some really striking graphs Gavin. I have been hearing lots of anecdotes about the observed increases in walking and cycling during lockdown, but this is the first quantitative data I have seen. Impressive that this appears to show that there has been 3x the cycling compared to last year. Thanks for sharing - it has earned you 10 bonus points too for sharing such useful details!

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