BikeSpot 2020 Top 5 Findings and Results

Anthony Aisenberg
Jul 1 · 4 min read

A lack of safety is widely recognised as the major barrier to people getting on their bikes. How it feels to ride a bicycle has an impact on people’s willingness to ride.

BikeSpot 2020 provided the opportunity for all Victorians to share their perceptions of cycling safety at different locations (by adding Safe or Unsafe Spots to the map via a web-based interactive map) and help develop new insights for the prioritisation of cycling safety improvements.

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BikeSpot 2020 was developed by CrowdSpot in close collaboration with the Amy Gillett Foundation and 12 official Government project partners.

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BikeSpot 2020 Screenshot

The map was open for submissions (spot, comments or ‘likes’) for 2 months between 31 March — 31 May 2020.

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In addition to the full report and interactive archive map links, below are our top 5 findings.

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View data via the interactive archive map

Link to BikeSpot 2020 report

Link to interactive archive map

Our Top 5 findings:

1. Cyclists and drivers want dedicated space from other transport modes

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2. Traffic speed causes the most stress for cyclists

(followed by ‘Too much vehicle traffic’ and ‘Car dooring’ fears).

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3. Want more confident riders? — Build a connected network

‘Interested but concerned’ cyclists (least experienced / least confident cyclists) rank on average ‘Cycle lane ends’ as their top stress experience.

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4. Fear of car dooring — a daily concern

Top submitted fears that cyclists experience multiple times per week.

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5(a). Top 10 Unsafe Spots — Transport corridors surrounding the Melbourne CBD are the biggest issues

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Top 10 Unsafe Spots

5(b). Top 10 Safe Spots — Recognising the best separated and off-road paths

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Top 10 Safe Spots

Media

The Age — 2 July 2020

Broadsheet — 17 May 2020

The Age — 14 May 2020

Riverine Herald — 4 May 2020

3CR Yarra BUG Radio Show — 20 April 2020

Herald Sun — 31 March 2020

3AW Breakfast Radio Interview — 31 March 2020

CrowdSpot Blog

Map-based community engagement.

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