Participation and encouragement
On this page:
- Rediscover riding: A starter guide for bicycle riders
- Bicycle riding encouragement guide: Making the most of riding infrastructure in your community
- A bicycle fleet guide for your workplace
- More bicycle riding, more often in Queensland: Research summary report 2018
- Bicycle riding typologies for Queensland: In-depth research report 2018
- Active Towns pilot program summary report
- Community and Stakeholder Engagement Guide
- Engagement case studies
- National Walking and Cycling Participation Survey 2021
Rediscover riding: A starter guide for bicycle riders
Bike riding is part of Queensland life. For children, it’s hours of joy and discovery that builds confidence and independence. For adults, it’s an enjoyable way to grab some exercise together with family, friends or some me time.
This guide aims to help parents to get their children started riding a bike safely and also helps new riders of any age.
Bicycle riding encouragement guide: Making the most of riding infrastructure in your community
Using learnings from the Active Towns Program and TMR's Bicycle Encouragement Program research, this guide offers practical guidance for local governments, and non-for-profit groups on developing and evaluating bike riding encouragement programs to make the most of bike riding infrastructure.
A bicycle fleet guide for your workplace
Workplace bicycle fleets can allow staff to get active, enjoy some fresh air and travel to close-by destinations efficiently.
This guide aims to help workplaces understand the benefits of an organisational bike fleet and provides tips and guidance on setting one up.
More bicycle riding, more often in Queensland: Research summary report 2018
If we want to see more bicycle riding in Queensland, we need to understand the behaviours, motivations and barriers to getting more people on bikes.
More bicycle riding, more often in Queensland summarises important and extensive research undertaken in 2018, that put the spotlight on Queenslanders and their bike riding behaviour.
We reviewed secondary sources, ran stakeholder engagement and conducted primary research with people of all ages and abilities across Queensland to better understand the attitudes, behaviours, barriers and enablers that affect bike riding in Queensland. From this research we have created typologies to help us bring the personas to life.
The research summary report will help people working in active transport behavioural fields, educators and community groups involved in encouragement programs to identify the right audience, with the right activities and key messages to help grow bicycle riding in Queensland.
Bicycle riding typologies for Queensland: In-depth research report 2018
Using findings from TMR's Bicycle Encouragement Program research, this report presents deep insights into the typologies and personas developed for Queensland.
Active Towns pilot program summary report
The Active Towns program was a Queensland Government pilot initiative from 2012-2015 delivered in partnership with local councils to combine active transport infrastructure with encouragement programs. The pilot program was conducted in communities of Gold Coast, Mackay and Cairns, and aimed to improve awareness, attitudes and behaviours in each of the 3 pilot locations.
Community and Stakeholder Engagement Guide
The Community and Stakeholder Engagement Guide was developed to support the delivery of consistent and effective community and stakeholder engagement for Queensland Government Active Transport Investment Program (ATIP) funded cycling infrastructure projects across Queensland.
The guide aims to:
- help local and state governments engage actively and consistently with community members and stakeholders when planning, designing and delivering bicycle riding infrastructure funded under ATIP
- assist community members and community stakeholders to participate in the engagement processes for the design and delivery of ATIP projects.
Engagement case studies
The Cape Pallarenda Road Future Cycle Network Upgrade case study showcases best practice application of the Community and Stakeholder Engagement Guide.
National Walking and Cycling Participation Survey 2021
In September 2021, Cycling and Walking Australia and New Zealand (CWANZ) released the results of the National Walking and Cycling Participation Survey 2021. The survey shows that around 977,000 people in Queensland ride a bicycle for recreation and transport in a typical week.
The survey also included data about walking and powered rideables for the first time. To view the survey results, visit the CWANZ website.
- Last updated 07 October 2022