We use community surveys to monitor participation and community sentiment towards active transport. This information provides valuable insight into people who walk, wheel and ride in WA, and provides important understanding and context to the changing patterns of the community’s active transport behaviour.
Findings are reported annually in the People’s Pulse Report – Active Travel Community Insights and are drawn from the National Walking and Cycling Participation Survey and Department of Transport (DoT) Community Surveys.
The National Walking and Cycling Survey is conducted every two years and provides insights on bike riding and walking activity and trends across WA and compares them with those of other Australian states and territories.
Since 2020, annual DoT Community Surveys of Perth and Peel residents have been conducted to monitor community sentiment towards, and participation in, bike riding and walking.
The community survey data provides additional insights that help shed light on patterns observed in the bike counter data, and vice versa. Together, the counter and community survey data provide a comprehensive picture of at least the most popular modes of active travel (walking and bike riding).