Participation and encouragement
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Rediscover riding: A starter guide for bicycle riders
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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
This guide aims to help parents to get their children started riding a bike safely and also helps new riders of any
Bicycle riding encouragement guide: Making the most of riding infrastructure in your community
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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
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Workplace bicycle fleets can allow staff to get active, enjoy some fresh air and travel to close-by destinations
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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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 980,300 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.
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