A few days ago Auckland Transport posted their public transport patronage report for May.
This included, as is their new habit, a section on the numbers recorded by their automatic cycle counters. You can see the results by month in the graph above.
There was an overall increase of 5.6% in total cycle movements between May, 2011 and May, 2012. This is a bit less than we have seen in previous months but it is still in the right direction (i.e., up).
More excitingly, there has been a 16.5% increase in cycle movements in the morning peak. This continues the ongoing trend of cycle movements in the morning peak tending to increase faster (on average) than cycle movements overall.
If this is a sign that more people are beginning to cycle to work (faster than people are taking up recreational cycling) this is great news. Overall, it’s probably too soon to say that for sure.
In either case, it is great to see Auckland Transport producing these regular monthly reports.