Cycling accessibility overview
Summary of indicator
To measure the connectivity, access, and quality of cycling infrastructure across the State.
Providing sustainable transport systems is a key indicator of sustainable cities and communities. Sustainable modes of transport serve people of all ages and abilities, and where an area is more permeable for bicycle riders, getting around by bike becomes the natural choice.
This indicator will support practitioners to understand the availability and accessibility of cycling infrastructure. Based on the outcome of the assessment, practitioners can determine whether additional links could be considered to enhance the connectivity of the cycling network for users.
Practitioners can use the connected cycling network metric to measure the individual or multiple components of cycling infrastructure that combine to form a connected network and the percentage of infrastructure classes that comprise that network.
Practitioners can use the distance to cycling network metric to measure the distance required to travel along the road network to access a cycling specific network.
Practitioners can use the cycling infrastructure type and length of cycling infrastructure metrics to measure the desirability and extent of cycling facility, respectively.
Metrics in detail