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2021/22 Cycling Trends across Australia

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The Cycling Participation Survey is a biennial report that shows cycling trends across Australia.

Below is a summary of some of these trends over the past couple of years and the positive impact COVID has had.

Impacts of Covid
  • Cycling participation went from 35% in 2019 to 44.3% in 2021
Gender and age
  • 7% increase in males, 3% increase in females.
  • 30 – 49-year-olds represent the highest increase, going from 34.6% to 40.7%
State comparisons
  • Northern Territory has the highest numbers with 49.6% participants in the last year
  • Unfortunately, NSW has the lowest numbers with 32.8% participants in the last year
  • However, NSW numbers have risen over the past two years
  • Sydney numbers have increased 8% in the last two years.
  • This increase is a result of the pandemic as well as an increase in accessible cycle ways.

You can read the full article here: Bicycle NSW