Using research and data in decision making

Research and data help us understand who, how, why and where people are riding. This information is valuable to ensure our investments are having the maximum impact in the places they are needed most. We will use research and data as the basis of decision-making and investment in cycling infrastructure, programs and education.

New technologies are providing more opportunities than ever to collect and analyse data about who, how, why and where people ride. Research, tracking and reporting will help ensure the investments we make in cycling infrastructure and programs have positive impacts on our wellbeing and prosperity.

We will improve research and data collection across two key action areas:

Understanding cycling through research

We will use research to better understand the opportunities and challenges for cycling in Queensland. Over the next two years we will focus on the following actions.

Actions 2020–2022
Partner with the Queensland academic sector to research into opportunities and challenges for bicycle riding, including:
  • current and future uses of electric bicycles
  • short-term infrastructure changes to encourage riding
  • economic and community benefits of the North Brisbane Bikeway
Research negative attitudes and behaviour towards bicycle riders to help understand how to influence the portrayal of bicycle riding in the media.
Collecting and sharing data

We will collect, share and use data to improve cycling and promote cycling innovation in Queensland. Over the next two years we will focus on the following actions.

Actions 2020–2022
Install more bicycle counters and undertake surveys to monitor, evaluate and report on changes in use and behaviour following investments in the principal cycle network.
Promote use of active transport cost-benefit analysis methodologies and tools in transport project assessment and prioritisation to capture the economic benefits of cycling infrastructure.
Test improvements to link bicycle injury and incident data sources to enhance analysis of serious injury road crash data.
Publish interactive dashboard to share bicycle riding participation and behaviour data with the public.

Continue exploring our priorities for cycling in Queensland

Measuring progress 

Data will enable us to track our progress in embedding cycling into Queensland’s transport system, culture, communities and economy.

Queensland Cycling Strategy suite

Cycling Action Plan 2020–2022

Our actions for the next two years

State of Cycling Report 2019

Monitoring our progress every two years