Benchmarking Reports + Studies
Bicycle Infrastructure Is Good For Business (US)
02nd May 2013
This article, by James D. Schwartz, in the Urban County Blog - Bicycle Transportation Blog published, 2nd of May 2013 provides an overview of the economic benefits that bicycle infrastructure can provide.
Women and Cycling Survey 2013 (Australia)
10th Apr 2013
The ‘Cycling and Women Survey’ is the third annual survey conducted by the Heart Foundation and The Cycling Promotion Fund. The 2013 survey builds on the previous two surveys, ‘Riding a bike for transport’ (2011) and ‘Active travel to school’ (2012).
State of Australian Cities 2012 (Australia)
05th Dec 2012
State of Australian Cities 2012 was published by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport in December 2012. The report brings together current research and data including available data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing to present a comprehensive snapshot of Australian cities. Transport and active travel are featured.
National Cycling Strategy 2011-16: Implementation Report 2011 (Australia)
12th Nov 2012
In November 2012 the Australian Bicycle Council published the National Cycling Strategy 2011-16: Implementation Report 2011. This report provides an overview of progress towards the objectives of the National Cycling Strategy 2011-16. The Australian Bicycle Council’s National Cycling Participation Survey provided the baseline for the Strategy’s target of doubling the number of peoplecycling in Australia by 2016. In this first year of the strategy Australian states and territories invested $89.08 million in cycling related infrastructure, education and promotion to reach that target.
Australia's Health 2012
03rd Oct 2012
This is the thirteenth biennial health report published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on health in Australia. The report identifies risk factors as having biomedical, environmental, genetic, demographic, or behavioural origins.
Cycling in the Netherlands (EU)
20th Sep 2012
In 2009 the Ministry of Transport and Fietsberaad published this overview of bicycle use and bicycle policy in the Netherlands. It was produced in English and translated into French, German and Spanish. It includes case studies relating to cycling to work, school and the shops, spatial planning, end of trip facilities and infrastructure treatments.
Connected and Safe: An overview of the Territory’s major cycle path networks in Darwin and Alice Springs (Australia)
19th Sep 2012
In September 2011 the Northern Territory Government published an overview of the Territory’s major cycle path networks and outlines future plans for enhancing the network. It reflects the findings of cyclepath network reviews, which were conducted in consultation with community members, cycling groups and other stakeholders.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities-Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes (USA)
08th Aug 2012
This report, published in August 2012 by the US Transport Research Board's 'Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) examines the travel behavior and public health implications of pedestrian/bicycle area-wide systems; NMT-link facilities such as sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and on-transit accommodation of bicycles; and node-specific facilities such as street-crossing treatments, bicycle parking, and showers. The report also includes discussion of the implications of pedestrian and bicycle “friendly” neighborhoods, policies, programs, and promotion.
Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012 (Denmark)
11th May 2012
The first edition of Collection of Cycle Concepts was published in 2000 and enjoyed a wide circulation. This second edition, Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012, updates the field, featuring new challenges and the latest knowledge. Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012 is not intended to be a summary of Danish road standards, but to provide inspiration and motivation for creating more and safer bicycle traffic – in Denmark as well as the rest of the world. It is published in English.
Local Government Bicycle Account 2011 (Australia)
02nd Feb 2012
In January 2012 the Australian Bicycle Council released the results of Local Government and Cycling Survey undertaken in July 2011. Councils responding to the survey spent more than $72 million on bicycle-related programs in 2009-10. More than two thirds of responding councils either have a bicycle strategy or are working towards one. As at June 2010, councils responding to the survey reported having constructed 11,704km of cycling infrastructure. When their cycle networks are complete the infrastructure will measure 17,842km.
Bicycling and Walking in the US: 2012 Benchmarking Report (USA)
24th Jan 2012
The Benchmarking Project is an on-going effort by the Alliance for Biking & Walking to collect and analyse data on bicycling and walking in all 50 US states and the 51 largest US cities. This third biennial report includes: bicycling and walking levels and demographics; bicycle and pedestrian safety; funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects; written policies on bicycling and walking; bicycle infrastructure; bike-transit integration; bicycling and walking education and encouragement activities; public health indicators; and the economic impact of bicycling and walking.
State of Australian Cities 2011 (Australia)
21st Oct 2011
The State of Australian Cities 2011 report, complied by the Major Cities Unit, was released by the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport in October 2011. The report aims to inform policy makers, industry and the community about how Australian cities are progressing in terms of productivity, sustainability and liveability. In turn, the data contained in this report will help underpin policy, planning and investment decisions and provide a framework for ongoing monitoring.
Copenhagen City Bicycle Account 2010 (Denmark)
30th Aug 2011
In mid 2011 the City of Copenhagen released their Bicycle Account 2010, a comprehensive look at the state of cycling within the city. 84% of Copenhagen residents have access to a bicycle and 68% cycle at least once a week.
The National Bicycling and Walking Study: 15–Year Status Report (USA)
21st Sep 2010
This report was published by the US Department of Transport and Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Centre in May 2010. It is the third status update to the National Bicycling and Walking Study, originally published in 1994 as an assessment of bicycling and walking as transportation modes in the United States.
Melbourne Bicycle Account 2007 (Australia)
21st Sep 2010
The Bicycle Account reports the progress of the City of Melbourne’s Bike Plan 2007-2011. It is a summary of cyclist behaviour, a snap-shot of infrastructure and safety standards and a cyclist opinion survey. With cycling growing and evolving at such a rate Council has committed to an annual Melbourne Bicycle Account.
Melbourne Bicycle Account 2008 (Australia)
21st Sep 2010
Melbourne City Council's Bicycle Account reports the progress of the City of Melbourne’s Bicycle Plan 2007–2011. It is a summary of cyclist behaviour, a snap-shot of infrastructure and safety standards and a cyclist opinion survey.
Cycling Down Under: A Comparative Analysis of Bicycling Trends and Policies in Sydney and Melbourne (Australia)
21st Sep 2010
This paper, published in 2010 in theJournal of Transport Geography, documents and explains differences in cycling between Australia's two largest cities. The comparative case study analysis is based on a wide range of statistical datasets, secondary reports, and interviews with a panel of 22 bicycle policy and planning experts.
Cycling Survey of Australian Local Governments 2007 (Australia)
21st Sep 2010
In 2007 the Australian Bicycle Council and Australia Local Government Association (ALGA) worked together to survey Australian local government authorities on cycling. This report provides an overview of the results.
Bicycling and Walking in the US: 2010 Benchmarking Report
15th Sep 2010
The Benchmarking Project of the Alliance for Bicycling and Walking is an on-going effort to collect and analyze data on bicycling and walking in all 50 of the United States and the 51 largest U.S. cities.
New York City Sustainable Streets 2009 Progress Report (USA)
15th Sep 2010
In the Spring of 2008, NYCDOT released Sustainable Streets, its new strategic plan. The plan laid out, for the first time ever, a clear and detailed transportation policy for New York City; one that promised a new direction. This annual update of the plan reports on that progress, and serves as a focal point for meeting targets and sustaining momentum across all of their Agency’s programs.
An Economic Analysis of Rail Trails in Victoria, Australia
09th May 2009
Rail Trails are multi-use tourism and recreation trails using abandoned railway lines for use usually by cyclists, walkers and horse riders. Many of the disused railways in Australia are in rural areas, providing unprecedented access to and through some spectacular scenery and bushland, along with associated personal and community benefits.
The main aim of the study was to establish the economic benefits of the development of Rail Trails to the communities surrounding the trails, especially in terms of direct and indirect employment and financial injection. The ongoing costs of community-based projects such as Rail Trails need to be considered against the benefits (in this case, economic), which are many, but have not been adequately quantified in Australia.