South Australia’s Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan’s visions and goals.
Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.
Double the number of people cycling in South Australia by 2020
In 2011 (the baseline year), 299,000 South Australian residents rode a bicycle in a typical week. This had decreased to 220,000 by 2013. In 2015, 279,900 South Australian residents rode a bicycle in a typical week.The comparison between years should be treated with caution as the survey for 2013 saw minor adjustments to the questionnaire. All states with the exception of NSW, showed a decline in participation.
In 2011, 18.1% of South Australian’s rode a bike during a typical week, reducing to 13.8% by 2013. In 2015, 16.6% of South Australians rode a bike during a typical week, which is similar to the baseline year 2011; however the participation rates of people who ride at least once per year are lower than in 2011. The comparison between years should be treated with caution as the survey from 2013 onwards saw minor adjustments to the questionnaire’s baseline year. All states, with the exception of NSW, showed a decline in participation from 2011 to 2013.
Disaggregated data on cycling participation by South Australian residents shows that in 2015:
cycling participation was higher amongst residents of regional South Australia compared to metropolitan Adelaide (20.2% and 15.5% respectively - up from 16.0% and 13.1% respectively in 2013).
children had the highest levels of cycling participation, while persons aged 50 years and over had the lowest. About 53% of children aged less than 10 years rode each week (52% in 2012), compared to 37% of 10–17 year olds (34.8% in 2013), 9% of 18-29 year olds and 5% of those aged 50 and over.
there was a gender difference in the levels of participation, with men and boys more likely to ride a bicycle (19%) than women and girls (14%).
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure