For a decade now volunteers have counted cyclists at key locations in an around the City of Adelaide for two hours on the first Tuesday in March – known as Super Tuesday.
Adopting the belief that “what is counted counts”, Walking SA is always looking for data on the amount of walking being done, and this year put a call out for volunteers to participate to count pedestrians, undertaking a similar count as that of the cyclists.
At this stage we are only looking to establish trends in the amount of urban walking being done. (We have some pretty good data about walking on the main bush trails.) We are looking for counts wherever we have volunteers willing and able to undertake them.
We are not looking for those locations where there are lots of pedestrians, such as King William Street. There are usually too many to count, and in any case what those very busy locations tell us is the importance of the location rather than the popularity of walking.
Responses to our request for volunteers, as well as some of those counting cyclists also being willing to count pedestrians, resulted in a total of 14 locations being counted.
Pedestrians counted 7am to 9am Tuesday 3 March, 2020.
|Fitzroy Tce / Braund||23|
|Outer Harbor Greenway / Parklands Trail||30|
|Port Road / Gaol Road||110|
|Dequetteville Tce / King William Street (Kent Town)||102|
|Morphett St / Hindley St||195 (7am to 8am only)|
|Osmond Tce / William St||34|
|Fullarton Rd / William St||94|
|Fullarton Rd / Kensington Rd (Britannia roundabout)||45|
|Frome St / Wakefield St||303|
|West Tce / Sir Donald Bradman Dr||202|
|West Tce / Sturt St||98|
|East Tce / South Tce / Beaumont Rd||232|
|West Tce / South Tce||77|
|Westside Bikeway / South Road||18|
Thanks to all those who came out on what was an usually cold Tuesday morning.
Hopefully we can have a similar or bigger effort next year, so that we can start observing trends.
If you would like to help out, please contact Ian Radbone, Walking SA Board member and Super Tuesday manager.