Who's riding in Wellington?

june 2021

We counted

2 0 8 2 8 4

Wellingtonians on bikes in this month

Who's riding in Wellington?

june 2021

We counted

2 0 8 2 8 4

Wellingtonians on bikes in this month

Bike counter data for the month

The panels below show the numbers of people on bikes counted at each point in the past month.

North

Hutt Road - Railway Overbridge

12903

Hutt Road - Ngaio Gorge

23070

Thorndon Quay

19257

Ara Tawa (North)

1675

Ara Tawa (South)

898

Burma Road

6289

Willowbank Road

3575

West

Karori Tunnel

8679

Aro Street

3740

Glenmore Street

7502

Salamanca Road

5167

East

Airport Tunnel

7275

Evans Bay

6184

Oriental Bay

This counter is being maintained

Mt Victoria Tunnel

9463

Crawford Road

6670

Cobham Drive

10847

Seatoun Tunnel

3023

South

Wakefield Park

9424

Tasman Street

15278

Basin Reserve

7657

Brooklyn Road

1948

Willis Street

3599

How did we get these numbers? 

 

We have installed electronic bike counters at various points around the city. The monthly total above represents the number of times we have counted people on bikes. Depending on where you are going you may be counted by more than one counter or counted twice by the same counter. We currently only have a small number of counters so there are many more trips that are not counted. 

 

A more detailed breakdown of the numbers can now be found on the main cycle data pages on the Council’s Transport Projects website. We have made this change to make it easier for everyone to find the data in one place. You’ll also find the full set of data back to May 2018 when the first counters were installed.

 

What’s the trend?
 

Month by month, the numbers from our electronic counters will vary a bit – but what’s the trend overall?

Seasonally, it’s quite easy to spot a trend. Fewer people cycle in the cold winter months but we always see a rise in the numbers of bike trips in spring and summer.

Overall, the trend is up: the figures show the number of people commuting by bike in Wellington has more than doubled since we started our annual morning-peak cordon counts in 2000. Why not join them?

Data peaktime 2021

About our counters

Manual cordon counts have been happening throughout Wellington since 2000. Since early 2018, we’ve been installing electronic eco-counters around the city to more accurately record the numbers of people making trips by bike.

We collect data from the counters each month and this shows how many people on bikes have passed each point, and when. Some counters record more information such as the direction of travel and the number of people on foot passing the same point. To see where the counters are located, go to the Transport Projects website.