Important Census Info
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Tuesday August 8th is national census night and Netrider calls on all riders to ensure you ride to work that day.
This years census will most likely have a question asking how you got to work that day (Tue Aug 8th). If all riders commute on that day, then we could honestly answer that we went to work via motorcycle ( we wouldn't want any false answers to elevate the % of bike riders now would we!)
In the last census - 2001 - only 10% of households, that had 1 or more motorcycles, rode their bikes to work on that day. If we could get that number up to at least 50% for this years census (Tuesday Aug 8th, just 1 week away!) then wouldn't that send a clear message about motorcycle and scooter riding to the government and statisticians.
In March 2005, there was over 420,000 motorcycles registered across the nation (3.0% of all vehicles registered). With a 4.7% annual growth, this means we should now have approx. 440,000 registered bikes. If at least 50% of those were ridden to work on census day, then 220,000 riders being included in the census would be a powerful statistic for us to use in the future.
So the "calls to arms" is out! Will you ride you bike to work on census day?
Tell everyone you know that rides or owns a bike to ride to work on census day too!
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