Cycle-Counts best practice

Establishing the real rate of cycle use, and hence demand for a route or improvements, allows you to challenge official rejection of your demands.

Official rates of cycle use are usually underestimates.

When conducting a cycle count try to:

  •     Do it in summer and avoid thunderstorms.
  •     Do it in the morning rush-hour.
  •     Don't fudge the figures.
  •     State on the result sheet the time and weather conditions for the count.
  •     Don't let the council or company bury it - distribute your findings widely.
  •     Cite it as research in your literature.
  •     Send out a press release with your results.
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