Bike counts data is in for Super Tuesday North

The Super Tuesday North reports have been finalised for 2022, and they show mixed results for ridership in the northern regions of the nation.

The annual Super Tuesday South Count was completed on 6th of September, 2022 from 7am - 9am, with some surveys completed on following Tuesdays where required.

Over 8,000 bike riders were counted at 117 sites across five council areas in the northern parts of the state. Geraldton, Logan, Redland, Toowoomba and Townsville were the participating councils for 2022.

In Queensland, sites that have been counted in a previous Super Tuesday North survey saw an increase in riders of 5 per cent.

Overall, cycling volumes were down 5 per cent across all sites which were measured in a previous Super Tuesday count. This number is massively influenced by the results in Geraldton, where poor weather saw a large reduction in bike riders on the survey dates.

Sites in the City of Redland in Queensland showed the most promising results, with a 134 per cent increase on average compared with the previous Super Tuesday North count there in 2019.

It was estimated that 22 per cent of riders across the Super Tuesday North surveys were women, compared with the national average of 25 per cent estimated in the Super Tuesday South counts in March. The peak hour for riders was between 7:30am-8:30am, and the busiest 15-minute section between 8:15am-8:30am.

Bicycle Network has been recording commuter volumes at council-identified sites through Super Count events since 2007, making it one of the largest and most reliable active transport data surveys in the country.

The 2022 Super Tuesday South count raised nearly $10,000 through volunteer counter donations for community organisations and clubs, charities, and fundraisers.

Registrations for volunteer counters are currently open around Australia for Super Sunday 2022, which will take place on November 13.

Interested councils can get in touch about future Super Counts events, AIRS automated surveys, or other customised data collection by contacting

Historical Super Tuesday data can be viewed on the data dashboard, which provides an open-source portal for transport planners, researchers, media and interested bike riders to gather valuable bike data, which received a new update in June.

You can read about the national results from the Super Tuesday counts completed in March, 2022 here.

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